Cliff Dwellings | Friday Favorite

Bandelier National Monument is absolutely beautiful. I loved visiting the cliff dwellings. A few had ladders for taking a closer look. Have a beautiful weekend :) Camera: iPhone 6s

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Bosque del Apache Sunrise | Friday Favorite

Even through the sky was free from flocks of birds, the foggy sunrise was worth an early wake-up call. Have a fun weekend :) Camera: iPhone 6

Petroglyph National Monument | Travel (55/556)

While driving through Albuquerque, I noticed a sign for Petroglyph National Monument. With a little downtime in my schedule, I was excited to visit an extra 556 location and hike a few miles in the desert. Top Five Hikes + Places to Explore Boca Negra Canyon – a fully developed area, great for hiking, picnics… {read more}

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta | Travel

For years, I have wanted to travel to Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta. Last year the stars aligned and I was in town for the first few days of the event. Even though wind interfered with seeing the balloons actually launch, I had a wonderful first experience walking through the endless colorful balloons :)… {read more}

Santa Fe National Forest | Travel (54/556)

Talk about aspen heaven! If you are in the Santa Fe area during early October, I highly recommend exploring Santa Fe National Forest in New Mexico. The colors, light and blue skies are amazing. I was grinning from ear to ear my entire visit :) Top Five Hikes + Places to Explore Aspen Vista Picnic… {read more}

Carson National Forest | Travel (53/556)

Carson National Forest was filled with beautiful aspens, great hikes and awesome little mountain towns. Next time, an overnight stay in Red River is a must! Also, an active alert of “Bears are stressed. Be alert!” was slightly alarming. Thankfully, there were no encounters with stressed out bears. Top Five Hikes + Places to Explore… {read more}

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument | Travel

While making my way south from Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, I briefly stopped at the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico. My middle of the day visit deterred me from capturing too many photographs and convinced me to make another visit in the future to explore a bit more…. {read more}

Bosque del Apache NWR | Travel

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge was on my list of places to explore for a few years. In 2014, I found myself in the area for a quick visit. Although I was a few months off prime time migration season, driving around and seeing a few birds here and there was quite enjoyable. November… {read more}