Wednesday, May 27, 2009

T is for Three Rivers Petroglyphs

 18 miles north of Tularosa, New Mexico on highway 54 is where you will find Three Rivers  Petroglyphs. This is truly an amazing place, with a small campground and a trail up a small rock covered hill where there are over 20,000 petroglyphs (yes 20,000).  When you get to the top of the hill they seem to be everywhere, in front of you, behind you, and on each side. The site is overseen by the BLM, and their brochure states that the people who did the petroglyphs are unknown, but there are two distinct styles, one is scratched and the other is chipped.  Take a year and travel around New Mexico, you will love it.  Post # 20 on ABC Wednesday.     

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

S is for Sunset

The sunsets of New Mexico are spectacular, I chose three of my favorites.  The first is from Percha Dam State Park about 17 miles south of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.  A great spot for bird watchers.
The second shot was taken at Hidden Valley R V park in Tijeras, New Mexico about 5 miles east of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  
This last picture is from Rockhound State Park in southern part of the state about 30 miles from the Mexican border.  One of the better places to camp in New Mexico.  I have taken many pictures of sunsets from all over this great state and they never cease to amaze me.  Come see for yourself.  Post # 19 on ABC Wednesday.

R is for Rodeo

The future rodeo stars of America learn their trade at the small town rodeos like this one in Escabosa, New Mexico, population less than 1000.  The youngsters start learning at a tender age, some as young as 5 years old.  They seem to have a great time.   If you ever get a chance check out one of these small town rodeos.  Post # 18 on ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Q is for Quail

This is a picture of a Scaled Quail.  This bird is a resident of most of New Mexico, after three years of full time RVing I was finally able to get this shot.  New Mexico is a great birding state. Post #17 ABC Wednesday   

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

P is for Petroglyph.

This Petroglyph is from the Painted Desert in Arizona. The Petrified Forest National Park is at mile marker 311 on interstate 40 about 22 miles west of Chambers,Arizona. The Painted Desert is part of this park. The park road is 29 miles long with turn-outs that have great views with fantastic colors. When I was there, there was free camping at the end of the road where it meets highway 15.  Post # 16 on ABC Wednesday.