Whew! That’s a mouthful!
Plotting our exit from Roswell, we looked at the routes and what might be interesting on the way. We are meandering toward Tucson to reconnect with a very
old long-time friend. We will probably spend several days there since they have a healthy bike trail system. We have been on mostly one and two night stops. But that doesn’t mean we have traveled a lot of miles; and that is just fine with us. Valley of Fires and Three Rivers sounded interesting. And they were. Indeed.
We aren’t the only ones with an unusual paint job…
Starting about 5000 years ago, lava started seeping upward from vents in the earth. The entire surrounding area is pocketed by lava flows and the plants and animals that thrive there.
The collared lizard.
This picture is in full color but shooting at Valley of Fires took me back to my darkroom days, shooting infrared film, developing it, printing the prints and maybe solarizing them. Glad I did the darkroom stuff, and I loved it, but kinda prehistoric now. I love the new technology. Change or die.
Next up: White Sands. Another great photo op.
And you know what? Every time we bail out of the bus and scramble through a boulder filled, rattlesnake infested area, or take the kitties out on a walk/yoga session; or wander through a small town street and eat whatever we want; the main thing on my mind is GRATITUDE. We can do this. We are doing it. It’s a lot of fun.
I am thankful.