Bosque del Apache Redux

The Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is one of the many hidden gems in the National Park portfolio, I've been constantly amazed by the beauty that is every where in the United States, it's one of the things I have appreciated most about our year on the road. When we visited New Mexico in February I was surprised by how much Mr. Misadventures loved Bosque del Apache. I thought it was a … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #48 – Elephant Butte

After (mostly) ten days of laziness in Key West and then seven days driving (eight days total as we spent an extra day in San Antonio) we had a nice week in Elephant Butte in New Mexico. On Saturday, we re-scouted Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge for sunrise, sunset and full moon photos. Last time we were here was in February and the water levels in different spots were different, … [Read more...]

Adventuring in Kirtland New Mexico

The Four Corners (where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah meet) area of New Mexico is interesting. There is not much out there in terms of infrastructure but there is a ton to see and do if you are into the outdoors. In the winter, it is a little tougher, but Mr. Misadventures and I still went hiking a couple of times and the hubby had plenty of photography fodder. (In the better weather … [Read more...]

Five Things to Do in Santa Fe

Santa Fe is a beautiful town surrounded by beautiful mountains. Our ten days there were a breathe of fresh air feeling very much like a Southwestern Berkeley, at least to us. Of course it could have been the altitude! Did you know that Santa Fe is located at nearly 7200 feet above sea level? That's 1500 more than Denver! I see why people say it is a great place to visit and I certainly agree … [Read more...]

Locals I Love – Carmit and Jacob of Hatchup

As Mr. Misadventures and I ramble along through the Southwest, the hubby is thoroughly (obsessively) involved in capturing it in images and I am thoroughly (obsessively) trying to its discover great local food stories via its people and its products. It became immediately clear when we entered New Mexico that chiles are a big thing. Huge.  With the state question being 'red or green' there is … [Read more...]

5 Things to Do While Staying in Santa Fe

We spent nearly two weeks in Santa Fe and were out every single day exploring.  There are tons of interesting things to see in a 90-minute radius around this area and I wanted to share my five favorite with you. Rio Grande Gorge When I was younger my father was stationed at Fort Bliss in the El Paso, Texas area. During the three years we lived there I got to see a lot of the Rio Grande River … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #6 – Kirtland

We left Santa Fe on Sunday and headed to Kirtland (New Mexico) where we've been all week.  We are in the four corners region. The four corners being the spot where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah meet. There is nothing here. EXCEPT some great badlands called the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, an amazing rock formation called Shiprock (which reminds me of Monument Valley) and a national park … [Read more...]

Five Things to Do While Staying in Las Cruces

For such a small town, the area around Las Cruces is packed with things to do. We spent one week in this part of New Mexico and found it to be almost like a onion, we just kept peeling back great things to visit.  Here are five things to do that I think are noteworthy. Visit White Sands National Monument Just an hour outside of Las Cruces you'll find the beautiful dunes of White Sands … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #5 – Santa Fe

What a week! We landed in Santa Fe last Friday and the days have flown by! I got caught up on a lot of blog writing over a couple of days in Las Cruces so I have been out and about more with Mr. Misadventures and I am exhausted, but in a good way! Food, glorious food!  We have a Trader Joe's, two Whole Foods and the Santa Fe Farmer's Market, and we can once again bbq since the lovely RV park we … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #4 – Las Cruces

We left for Santa Fe this morning after staying one week in Las Cruces. We will be in Santa Fe for two weeks and I am going to take advantage of the opportunity to catch-up on some really good restaurant eating! But first Las Cruces. We arrived last Friday after spending the night in a really great KOA in Tucson. Not  a place I would want to spend more than a couple days in, but it was … [Read more...]