We visited the Three Rivers Petroglyph site in New Mexico. It's the spiny, rocky remains of some ancient mountains which are now covered in petroglyphs. The artwork was placed there over 600 years ago. From the official site, "The petroglyphs at Three Rivers, dating back to between about 900 and 1400 AD, were created by Jornada Mogollon people who used stone tools to remove the dark patina on the exterior of the rock." Apparently there are no known descendants of these people. Here is one sample of their work:
Next, we stopped at White Sands National Monument. The dunes are made of gypsum sand blown over from a dried lakebed. It was a full-moon night so the park was open extra late. We watched the sun set and the moon rise over the sprawling white dunes. It was beautiful.
The specks way in the distance are my husband and my son. Click on any of the pictures for a better view: