Bandelier National Monument to Jemez Springs, New Mexico
Jemez Springs, New Mexico
March 14, 2020
Another day of not driving very far but seeing a whole lot. I was about to type “another day of not much progress,” but that would have been incorrect. 🤪 I made just the right amount of progress. 😁
I headed out toward the Very Large Array south of Albuquirky but I didn’t get there I am so easy distracted! First, there was driving into Los Alamos. where there was a street there named “Bikini Atoll.” My dad was there after WWII when the US test some nuclear devices. I would have taken a photo but I was inside the boundary of the National lab and didn’t want to get arrested. 😎
After leaving Los Alamos I climbed a mountain on State Route 4 where I encountered a snow storm. Glad I got new tires!
After I cleared the snow storm I entered the Jemez Valley - wow! Cliffs containing some of the darkest red I remember seeing in nature. Unfortunately it was rainy so my photos weren’t turning out the way I wished. Some I pulled out my Kindle and read for a few hours till the sun came out. That also gave me a chance to dry out my sleeping bag which got rained on last night.
Sun is going down now. Just had a healthy dinner of a can of tuna on a bed of mandarin oranges. Yum!
Campsite for the night.