Animals Love Road Trips. At Least Our Dogs do.

 I was very happy to see the subject for our post this week – Animals.  We have traveled through a few countries,  but try to do a lot of road trips here in the US, so we can take our two little fur babies with us. Sometimes it is hard trying to find a place to stay where we can have the dogs or places where we can eat with the dogs, but it is all so worth it. We love having them with us and they love going with us.  Continue reading “Animals Love Road Trips. At Least Our Dogs do.”

New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe – The Land of Enchantment

New Mexico State Capitol - FrontWhile on a trip to Albuquerque, NM to see the annual Balloon Fiesta we added in an extra couple of day s to check out Santa Fe. We have been to many state capitol buildings as we have traveled the US, however, one of the most interesting we visited was the New Mexico State Capitol. Not only is it the only round state capitol in the United States (also known informally as “the Roundhouse”) it was also designed to resemble the Zia Sun Symbol when viewed from above. The capitol contains 232,346 square feet and was dedicated on December 8, 1966. Continue reading “New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe – The Land of Enchantment”

Up, Up, & Away at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

A few years ago we finally got to do something I had wanted to do for quite a long time, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The fiesta is a yearly nine-day event festival of hot air balloons which takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico each October. The event is the largest hot air balloon festival in the world and has over 500 balloons each year.   Continue reading “Up, Up, & Away at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta”

Valley of Fire – Carrizozo, New Mexico

Valley of FireWhat a surprise we found here in the city of Carrizozo, Valley of Fire. It is located in New Mexico on the northern part of the Tularosa Basin between Sierra Blanca to the southeast and the Oscura Mountains to the west. This was an amazing place to visit on our way from Roswell to Albuquerque. We stopped because someone at the White Sand Dunes had told us about this place on a previous trip. We had never been yet, so we decided to stop and check it out. Continue reading “Valley of Fire – Carrizozo, New Mexico”

Our Trip to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico

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Looking for a way to stay cool while in New Mexico during the summer? One great suggestion is the Carlsbad Caverns. We did this one year and it was by far the best cave we have toured. The Cave is absolutely amazing, and it was only about 65 degrees . There are several tours you can take. Some are guided and some are just self-tour. We did the Natural Entrance Tour and the Big Room Tour. Continue reading “Our Trip to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico”