Monday, July 15, 2013

Three day countdown

Anyone who knows me might think this is about Dunkin Donuts coming to Las Cruces, but it is not. Well, DD will be mentioned again so perhaps it is, but the underlying theme for today is 3 days to vacation. My vacation or Mycation as we used to say where I worked. On Thursday morning at some ungodly hour, we will put the dogs in the car for a ride south to the Doggie Spa (more about that later) and then head north for day one's adventure - Trinidad, CO. No, there is not much to see there but it is a stepping stone to Day 2's goal, Estes Park Colorado, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. There we will attend my best friends, son's wedding, play and drink at the Lodge, catching up on old times and then leave for Rocky Mountain National Park

Over the next several days we will also visit Arches National Park and also Mesa Verde National Park with the cliff dwellings. I hope to post almost every day, include some iPhone pictures and then do a couple of photo blog posts when we return.

We will finish up our trip in Taos, NM before returning home. Our friends Bill and Clair visited there and raved about the little social and artistic mecca of the northern New Mexico frontier so we are looking forward to that too.

This will be  one of our typical whirlwind tours but hopefully will give is some ideas about future vacation trips. I know the National Park Hat Trick (Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion) are in our future as is Death Valley and San Diego so our trips out are stacked up for us.

Just to whet your appetite and mine, a couple of pictures of what to expect, courtesy of the National Park Service;

RMNP 

RMNP

MVNP

MVNP

MVNP

ANP


ANP

3 comments:

clairz said...

Don't be so sure about Trinidad having nothing much for you to see. I saw a really huge snake when we were there!

It was such a friendly, homey town that I wanted to live there, in spite of the snake.

BuffaloTwain said...

it sounds like a lot to do...as you said, whirlwind. Hopeyou enjoy - I think there are going to be some amazing photos!

-MM

BZ said...

don't be dismissive of trinidad CO---it is, after all, the sex change capitol of the world.....and you two are stopping there WHY??????? LOL