Blogs from Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States, North America


North America » United States » New Mexico » Los Alamos April 5th 2019

Blog 04-05-19 Los Alamos and Bandelier On Thursday I moved from Elephant Butte and headed north on 25 and drove past Albuquerque , past Santa Fe and found my way to White Rock, NM. Lynne had suggested I stop in Bandelier National Monument to see the Pueblo ruins and she also gave me a tip on where to stay, at the visitor's center in White Rock. It's basically a large parking lot with electric hook-ups but right across the street from the whole town. There is a grocery, library, 3 eateries and the post office all within walking distance, get cell service and several tv channels, what more can you want. I went into Los Alamos which was only 6 miles away for some Mexican food but the place was closed but I did discover this ... read more
first view of snow capped mountains
view of the ravines
Los Alamos statues Openheimer and Groves see next picture

North America » United States » New Mexico » Los Alamos September 1st 2018

In Summer 2010 I spent 4 month in the United States. The first two month I have worked in a Girls Scout camp in Virginia and then I decided to travel for two more month across country. During this trip I managed to cover 18 states mainly in the south. While planing the trip I was chatting with a guy from Glasgow who was working up in Maine at the time. Chris and I decided to meet up in DC to do some travelling together after camp. When looking up how to get to places I came across a post on Couchsurfing of girl from Atlanta who was looking for travel buddies to do a road trip across the South towards LA. Chris and I agreed this was the perfect way for us to get to ... read more
The Black Hole
Bandelier National Park
Bandelier National Monument

North America » United States » New Mexico » Los Alamos July 10th 2013

I got the call from my mother asking if I'd tag along with my brother and niece. They were going road tripping but had not done anything of the sort before. Having been on plenty of trips my mother thought it be good if I joined them. So I mustered up all my courage and sleepiness and took the plunge. First I had to make it through West Texas though. And boy is it the most BORING DRIVE EVER!!! Once in El Paso I headed over to my brother's place and slept for the night. I was determined to wake up early and take off at the first rays of light. But my brother is notoriously late all the time. So we didn't get going until about 10am (which is pretty late in my book!) We ... read more
White Sands National Monument
White Sands
Picnic Tables

North America » United States » New Mexico » Los Alamos October 26th 2011

Today, I need to find something to do. I had planned to go to Chaco Canyon today, but had to postpone (again!) due to rain. My plan after Chaco Canyon was to visit Santa Fe, so that’s where I ultimately headed. Coronado State Monument Heading north, I pulled off the road for the one thing I had to skip my previous time in Albuquerque. A road on the outskirts of the city heads to a state historic site, Coronado State Monument. People seeking the beauty spots of ancestral pueblos pass it by, but for those who want history it holds something unique. The site sits on the banks of the Rio Grande north of Albuquerque. It is yet another historic site with a misleading name; early archeologists thought Coronado camped near here. What they actually found ... read more
Rocky Mountains!
Fuller Hall
Ranch School Memorbelia

North America » United States » New Mexico » Los Alamos June 13th 2011

Here it is... the first entry in almost 5 years! Wow, it's been way too long since I've traveled overseas. It all started with a conversation with a 14 year old. We sat in the computer lab, at school, and he looked at me and said, "What are you doing this summer, Miss?" I replied, "I'm not quite sure yet." He looked at me, paused, and says, "It sounds like you used to go places and now you don't go anywhere." "What do you mean by that?" "You traveled through Asia and told us all about it and now all you do is live here. It's like you're never gonna go anywhere but Tucson." That night I went home and discussed my desire to go to Paris and what a bad financial decision it would be. ... read more

North America » United States » New Mexico » Los Alamos September 3rd 2010

Today was cloudy, but still lots of sun. We headed out to Bandilier National Monument located a little south of Los Alamos and due west of Santa Fe. I had only been there once before and it was a positive memory. Stopped along the way at the San Idafanso Pueblo, but the walking tour would be difficult for Emily , so on to Bandilier. Emily was impressed and frustrated. The park has about 70 hiking trails and this is nirvana to the hiker. However we were able to take a short trail behind the visitor center which was mostly flat and wheelchair accessible. Off we went with a state of the art federal gov wheelchair - Dennis pushing and Emily giving directions: “don't get so close to the edge”, “stop I wasn't finished reading”, “this is ... read more
Large Village
Emily's Climb
Multi-story Location

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