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Chris

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Little New Mexico Trip
« on: June 25, 2015, 09:12:56 PM »
just got back from a fun little trip to the Land of Enchantment. Heading up  Dallas Divide out of Ridgeway we got surprised by a beautiful cinnamon colored bear which ran out into the road right in front of us. Gina's brakes are excellent and we got to see him wander into the bushes. The road over Lizard Head Pass was fun as always and we went on to Durango, Pagosa Springs and down to Chama for the first night. The next morning took us south past Abiquiu Lake on HWY96 towards Cuba. In over an hour of riding this wonderful road we did not pass a single car. A couple of straight level sections provided a good opportunity to test Gina's long Italian legs. It got pretty hot by the time we reached San Ysidro and we turned east into the Jemez Mountains. The area is famous for it's many hot springs and native american pueblos. HWY 4 leads us up through ponderosa forests to Los Alamos for the second night. Every one knows what it is famous for and we visited the Atomic Museum . It alone was worth the trip. The town itself is guarded still and you have to show ID at the gates to enter. It reminded us a lot of Pleasentville, everything is very clean and neat and ever one is courteous and drives politely. About half the population there holds a PHD, so we were told. Right outside Los Alamos is Bandelier Nat. Monument. Cliff dwellings of a different kind, carved into the soft rock in the canyon walls. Next day we took the High Road to Taos, stopping in Chimayo we visited an old spanish church where people come to ask for miracles.

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Re: Little New Mexico Trip
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2015, 03:24:55 PM »
 :)  Thanks for posting.  It sounds like you had a great trip.  I envy your experience.   :-\