Thursday, April 5, 2012

We spent part of Saturday, all of Sunday and early Monday with Tony, we had a wonderful time!  He came down from Denver just to see us and we were thrilled. We walked around Old Albuquerque.  It was lovely, I love the old Spanish Missions.  George and I went back on Monday to tour the mission since Sunday was Palm Sunday. After that, we went to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, we toured their wonderful museum and history and had lunch in their restaurant.  We shared a stuffed fry bread (definitely not Weight Watchers) and absolutely delicious! On Tuesday we awoke to snow!  Our campground sits at a higher elevation than Albuquerque and we got about 5" of snow.  It was beautiful, the clouds came down to cover the mountains and by late afternoon the snow in town was almost gone while the upper elevations remained covered.  Yesterday we drove up to  Bandelier National Monument a little northwest of Santa Fe.  We walked and climbed for 5 hours viewing Frijoles Canyon Archaeological sites encompassing cliff dwellings, petroglyphs, and a village.  This park is 33,750 acres with only 3 miles of paved roads.  The views were breathtaking! We walked almost 6 miles, and my pedometer doesn't count all the climbing.  The highest site is the Long House, formally called Ceremonial Cave, and to see it you must climb a series of stairs and 4 ladders of over 140 ft high!  I climbed this when I was 19 and chose not to do it again, but George did and loved it ( I knew he would, I did!)  We chose to have dinner at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center again and the meal was spectacular (I won't loose weight this week - LOL)  Today is beautiful and sunny and we will head out shortly to enjoy the day, hope you do too. Hugs -L

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