Thursday, August 5, 2010

A few more pictures...

This will be my 2nd to last post about my vacation - promise! But if you want to see some really nice pictures, you can visit the site where my husband posted some of his photos, here, and view them as a slide show.

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:

On our way over to Arizona, we took a detour through the Chiricahua Mountains. They were rugged, and so was the road we drove on:

The sign didn't lie:

I'll present the last of my pictures in the my next post (hurrah!).


Lyn said...

Wow what wonderful post, great photos. Thank you for sharing them.

ICQB said...

Hi Lyn!

You're welcome, and thank you for the compliment!