New Mexico- Petroglyph National Monument

New Mexico..

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First time I’ve ever been to New Mexico. It’s now marked off my list of states I need to visit. After we get to Arizona and then travel through Nevada, I’ll only have 6 more states to visit before I’ve been through the entire US.. all of them in the New England area except for Alaska.

I was a little disappointed with New Mexico.. I think I was expecting the giant plateaus and beautiful desert scenes. Instead it was a lot of scrub brushes and nothing…

We did find a pretty cool stop in Albuquerque. The Petroglyph National Monument , it is one of the largest protected sites of petroglyphs in the US. Drawings done from the Ancestral Pueblo and early Spanish settlers 400-700 years old. It stretches the 17 miles along the Albuquerque, New Mexico’s West Mesa. Several sites with petroglyphs scattered among other rocks. We only did one of the areas. But found several unique drawings and it was an relatively easy walk up to the hill.  https://www.nps.gov/petr/index.htm

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Kevin visits Petroglyphs

We were able to see a couple jackrabbits, other rabbits, lizards and one creature that kind of looked like a cross between and squirrel and a ferret.

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If you come this way, make this a stop. Stop by the visitors center for info, map and bathroom break. Bring plastic water bottles (no glass), sunscreen and a hat… the sun is unforgiving.

We stayed at American RV Park… easy in and out. Complimentary continental breakfast. Small pool and other facilities. Active duty military stay free. Good Sam’s discount. Nice people very helpful with what to see. The only complaint is the internet didn’t not work. http://www.americanrvpark.com/

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