Friday, August 28, 2015

New Mexico Road Trip Planning

Inside Loretta Chapel in Santa Fe
I had planned to get out a few days with my wife and enjoy the New Mexico scenery. We only had 4 days for the entire trip and had to really keep our expenses low. I planned to travel to 4 different areas where we could enjoy the sites and scenery and actually spend a little time in the great outdoors. Santa Fe would be the hub. Hotel planning came last and we found a room in Santa Fe online for 3 nights for a great rate, with breakfast!
We packed lunch and snacks, our backpacks, my plan and drove. No backpacking, but plenty of cool places to visit.
Day 1 - Drive to Pueblo, CO and tour the River Walk. Continue to Trinidad and tour the Baca and Bloom houses and History Center. Drive south to Capulin Volcano National Monument. Drive to Santa Fe.
Day 2 - Drive to Roswell, NM and tour the International UFO Museum and the Arts Center. Return to Santa Fe.
Day 3 - Drive to Bandelier National Monument, visit Los Alamos having lunch with our friend Ruby, return to Santa Fe.
Day 4 - Visit Loretta Chapel, drive to Taos visiting the San Francisco De Assisi church and Kit Carsons home, drive through Cimaron Canyon State Park, returning home to Castle Rock.
Whew! That is a lot of driving! But it does get us in the great outdoors, into historic sites and gets us a needed vacation.
You have already read about Capulin Volcano, check out the rest of our Road Trip in the upcoming weeks.

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