I recently spent three weeks on the road traveling in New Mexico and Colorado.
I went from Taos to Taos Ski Valley to Tres Piedras, all in New Mexico. Then I went to Colorado, where I visited the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Crestone, and Alamosa. Back in the Land of Enchantment, I camped in the Carson National Forest near Tres Piedras for three days. Next I visited museums, thrift stores, and a friend in Santa Fe. From the capital city, I went to Moriarty, the three sites of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, the Very Large Array, the Box Recreation Area near Socorro, the Catwalk National Recreation Area, and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. I also shopped in nine thrift stores in four towns.
Along the way, I mostly camped for free. I only paid for a campsite once, when I stayed at the Piñon Flats Campground in the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Otherwise, I spent my nights boondocking at no cost.
In the next few weeks, I’ll share with you where I went, what I learned, what I saw, and where I stayed. Stay tuned for all this great new content.
I had a terrific time during my three weeks of travel. It was fun to be back on the road. However, I am glad to be at my home base, settling in for the winter. It also feels good to write blog posts again. I hope you will enjoy hearing about my adventures as much as I enjoyed living them.
I took the photos in this post.
Oh I’m so pleased to follow your adventures! Your writing is engrossing and I so enjoy your photos. Love to all, Auntie M
I’m glad you get to enjoy my adventures too, Auntie M! I wish I had a better camera to take even nicer photos, but overall, I think my cheap phone does pretty well when it comes to taking pictures. Thanks for being one of my longstanding readers. I appreciate you!
Looking forward to reading more! I want to visit Great Sand Dunes and want to go back to Gila Cliff Dwelling. I don’t remember much from my visit decades ago.
Thanks for reading, RC. I’ve got more stories coming your way. I have lots of reports of free campgrounds coming up, as well as stories about the places I’ve visited recently. The Great Sand Dunes National Park is definitely worth a visit. I was really moved by those seemingly out of place dunes. I’m glad I went to the Gila Cliff Dwelling, but it was low on my list of places I’ve loved. There was nothing wrong with it exactly. I guess if we’re making lists, something has to be on the top and something has to be on the bottom.
Wow that was an adventure, can’t wait to read your posts. I’ve not been to the Sand Dunes yet.