From Albuquerque, we take the Turquoise Trail (Hwy 14) that leads to Santa Fe. We have no doubt why it is a National Scenic Byway.
In Madrid, it’s like going back in time : a small mining town turned tourist attraction with art galleries and museums and…no cell phone reception.
The Hollar, a super cool restaurant has the best appetizers : bruschetta, green fried tomatoes, and sweet potato fries. But you need to check out their full menu 😊 Enjoyed the busy birds checking in on their nest above the speaker.
Travelling interstate 40 in Northen New Mexico is a treat.
White peaks to the north, white peaks to the south…
And then we arrive in Albuquerque, the city. Enough overpasses??
Fortunately, Isleta Lakes and RV Park is south of the city and away from the hustle and bustle. It is great for walking or fishing rainbow trout or catfish. But non of us are true fishermen and so we walk and enjoy the area. 😊
We met the Chihuahan raven. Wish it lived in Northern Ontario instead of New Mexico. It resembles our crow but its plumage has a rich purple-blue gloss in good light. We would surely prefer to wake up to its pretty song 🙂
Tomorrow, we are headed to the Meteor Crater then Winslow to ‘Stand on the corner’ lol. But today Ryan and I visit the Montezuma Castle National Monument which protects well-preserved dwellings built and used by the Sinagua people between approximately 1100 and 1425 AD. Always impressive!
Then we pack. Maria and John and their 3 dogs are also leaving tomorrow, Maria headed to Red Bay Alabama for repairs on their Tiffin motorhome and John headed west with their jeep to work on special machinery. We did like to pet Mechka (bulgarian for bear)
but in reality we much prefer our 3 stuffed animals that remind us of home lol