Wednesday, February 25, 2009

G is for Good Grip

This beautiful acrobatic bird looks like he is asleep, but I think he just blinked as I took the picture. This is another photo taken at the Albuquerque Zoo. I seem to be posting a New Mexico travel log.  Post # 7 on ABC Wednesday.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

E is for enough said.

This sign is on the wall of Tinkertown, an amazing museum of one man's work. Ross J. Ward was the artist, sculptor, carver who created Tinkertown.  His motto was " I created all this while you were watching television".  This rambling museum has large hand carved dioramas of complete western towns, circus big tops and a world class collection of folk art and antiques, there is even a sailboat that a relative sailed around the world.   Tinkertown is closed for the winter, and will re-open April 1 2009.  Tinkertown is located north east of Albuquerque, New Mexico on highway 536 on the road to Sandia ski area.  Post # 5 on ABC Wednesday.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

D is for Dog Canyon

Canon Del Perro, Canyon of the dog, is located 11 miles south of Alamogordo, New Mexico.  During the indian wars between 1859 and 1881 Dog Canyon was the setting of more violence than any other locale in the west.  Dog Canyon is one of the few canyons that has water.  In 1881 the Apache chief Nana's band was the last of the hostile Apaches to camp in Dog Canyon before fleeing to Mexico.  The canyon is part of Oliver Lee state park.  Hmm; Oliver Lee there's a story for another time.  This is my fourth post to ABC Wednesday.   

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

C is for Canyon De Chelly

This picture of a cliff dwelling was taken from the ridge above Canyon De Chelly.  You really have to go there to appreciate it.  Canyon De Chelly is up in the north-east corner of Arizona. It is located on the Navajo Reservation, and thanks to the Navajo the camping is free. Take a tour into the canyon in a 4 wheel drive Jeep if you can.  This is my third post to ABC Wednesday