Road Trip Blogs

Villanueva State Park

Villanueva Pony Outing – February 2013 With a four-day weekend ahead of us, I get up early enough to have a quiet cup of tea before I start packing for our Pony (pop-up tent trailer) trip to Villanueva State Park, ...
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My Happy Birthday 2013

It is my intention to wake up early, but my eyes won’t cooperate.   Shortly after 7:00 a.m., my eyes fly open as colors of sunrise stream through the bedroom window.  Grabbing my robe, I slide my feet into slippers and ...
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The Voice of the Cello

The Voice of the Cello By Angela MacDonald Photos by Carol Carnicom Quiet Walk Photography Like the deep vibrations of a Tibetan monk’s chant, there is something sacred about the voice of a cello. They say that infants feel the ...
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Weekend at Three Rivers

January 25 -27, 2013 Three Rivers, New Mexico It was exactly one month ago that we passed this way, camping overnight at the Three Rivers National Petroglyph Site, on our way to Carlsbad Caverns. It was my intention to do ...
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Backpacking to Stewart Lake

Our backpacking trip to Stewart Lake in the Pecos Wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico begins with carefully packing our backpacks, doing what we can to keep the weight down.   We have been to Stewart Lake ...
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Nambe Lake

Nambe Lake Backpacking Trip –  1,800 foot elevation gain, about 3 ½ miles each way. Friday, September 21, 2012 – We arrive at the Santa Fe ski basin and are on the trail to Nambe Lake a little after 3:00.  ...
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Bosque del Apache at Dawn

A black pickup passes me on the dark stretch of highway between Sand Antonio and the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. It is not quite 6:00 AM and only the faintest light on the eastern horizon distinguishes the still ...
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Spirit Lake Backpacking Journey

Friday, July 20, 2012: We leave from the Santa Fe Ski Basin at noon and begin the 6 ½ mile hike with 1400 elevation gain, arriving at Spirit Lake a little after 5:00pm. It is uphill from the get-go all ...
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