Thursday, September 19, 2013

Canyon de Chelly

Posting a few pictures of this beautiful canyon. Not many words needed.

The south side

The north side

There were several old cliff dwellings of the Anasazi on both the south and north sides, but my little camera was insufficient in capturing them. This one was close enough and big enough to get.

This is it zoomed in. Of course, you can click on the pictures for a bigger view.

And there were wild horses along the roads.

Monday, September 16, 2013

More from New Mexico

While at El Malpais and Bluewater Lake State Park, I met up with fellow blogger, Barbara and her best travel buddy, Katie. You can see her blog here. You know, it seemed like we'd known each other longer than just a few months of reading each other's blogs.

Barbara took pictures of these two horses that were roaming around the park for a few days. I didn't even see them outside my rig when these were taken. Thanks for the pictures, Barbara!

Hey, I recognize this RV. Skylark!!

I read Andy's website when I was researching RVs and it resulted in my buying a Lazy Daze motorhome, so I was very happy to finally meet Andy! We had a great couple visits and, not a surprise, I learned a lot while talking to him.

At the El Malpais campground, I met Sandra and Mickey who I went out to the La Ventana Arch with while there.

We also met at Bluewater Lake one day and then I met up with them at a forest service campground near Gallup for a couple nights. It was great traveling with these gals.

I also met RVJohn and Hazel and her beautiful greyhounds. Sorry I didn't get pictures, but you can see them on their blogs.

I hope to meet up with all these folks again. The visits all seemed too short.

It's been crazy weather here. Lots of lightning (some too close for comfort), thunder and rain. Glad that there aren't any more storms in the forecast for the next week.

Monday, September 9, 2013

El Malpais and Bluewater Lake

El Malpais is an interesting place. The brochure says, "Where Sharp Lava Meets Smooth Sandstone." You can see it here from Sandstone Bluffs Overlook. The black patches in the middle of the picture are lava.

The BLM campground is small with only 10 sites, most of which are not level, and there are no hookups, but it's a pretty place and free. I drove with some of my neighbors to La Ventana Natural Arch. It's a lovely drive though the park.

Bluewater Lake State Park is one of many New Mexico parks with RV campsites. At this time of year, there aren't many campers and it's extremely quiet. I got a great site, as you can see here.

And here's a view from the roof, where I enjoyed sitting for a while this afternoon until a brief rain drove me indoors.

I'll post more from Bluewater later this week. Just wanted to post a quick update for now so you'll know I'm on the move again.