Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks

For many of our readers, followers and fans, you will remember when we went to Bryce Canyon. It had wonderful formations called hoodoos that looked like you dripped wet sand on top of itself. Well, a few weeks ago we found a place that is a few miles off of … Continue reading

International Balloon Museum

Do you know what Albuquerque, New Mexico is most known for? Some would say “where Bugs Bunny should have turned left” and others may even say the TV show Breaking Bad. But, before either of those were popular for Albuquerque, one of the things it was famous for was and … Continue reading

Barrio de Analco Historic District

A few weeks ago we went to Santa Fe to meet up with some family at the Santa Fe Railyard Park. Afterwards, there were a few things we wanted to check out that were not far away. Unbeknown to us, the area was actually called the Barrio de Analco Historic … Continue reading

Santa Fe Railyard Park

At the beginning of June, we had some family from the Mid-West that was going to be in the Santa Fe area of New Mexico. We were in New Mexico, so, of course, we hopped in Ebony and decided to meet up with them. Santa Fe is not a huge … Continue reading

Tunnel Canyon Trail

Just east of Albuquerque are the Sandia Mountains, named for their pinkish glow at sunset. Sandia is Spanish for watermelon. There are quite a few hiking trails all through the Sandias. We recently explored one that took us up over 500 feet and through a few different environments called the … Continue reading

Petroglyphs National Monument Volcanoes Trail

So, what did you do last Sunday? Us? We hiked around dormant volcanoes, that’s all. Sometimes I really have to stop and take account of just how unique and event filled our lives are. Yes. Last Sunday we went to the Petroglyphs National Monument Volcanoes Trail just outside of Albuquerque, … Continue reading

Mother’s Day In New Mexico

Mother’s Day was a week ago. And this year we spent Mother’s Day in New Mexico. However, unlike previous Mother’s Days, we did not spend it hiking on some monumental trail. This year was a little different. We began the Mother’s Day celebration as we commonly do, with Mama Nomad … Continue reading

Carlito Springs

Last Saturday we decided to take our first hike in New Mexico. Up until now, we have been preoccupied with city type events and exploring. We were missing the rural hiking, so Mama Nomad picked a short, 2 mile hike, near the Sandia Mountains, called Carlito Springs. What started as … Continue reading

Old Town Albuquerque

Plazas, the focal point of community life, were a common feature of Spanish colonial towns. In 1706, when Albuquerque was founded by Governor Francisco Cuervo y Valdez, it was no exception. Today, over 300 years later, the original plaza and the area around it still draws community life and visitors to it. … Continue reading

The Petrified Forest National Park

Eastern Central Arizona is a dry desert climate. That is especially true along I-40 between Flagstaff and New Mexico. Can you imagine this area sustaining a subtropical forest? At one time in history, millions of years ago, it did. And, some of those trees are still around for us to … Continue reading