This place was cool!

We spent the night before at Cochiti Recreation Area nearby (a great place to camp if you’re in the area).

We arrived at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks NM just as it was opening.

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There was a nice loop trail which we took through the tent rocks and it was a great way to spend the morning.

I will let the pictures speak for themselves….

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  • Ida P. Krause - August 21, 2014 - 7:54 pm

    Oh yeah this looks like an amazing place to visit. Your photos are fabulous.

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Can you beat $6 for a campsite? I didn’t think so. Especially when it includes hot showers and a clean, well-lit bathroom.

I was a little bit worried as we headed towards the campground.  Those clouds look pretty daunting to someone who’s going to be curled up in a tent.

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Thankfully, it seemed to pass over us and all we got was the beautiful rainbow.

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If we’d had more time, I probably would have explored the lake.  As it was, we had just enough time to get everyone fed and the tent set up before it got dark.

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I will definitely keep this campground on my list of ones to visit again if we’re in the area.

  • Ida P. Krause - August 19, 2014 - 5:38 pm

    Awesome shots and that rainbow was wonderful.

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Santa Fe has some beautiful churches!  We visited two of them while we were there.
2014-07-06_0025I just love stained glass windows. When I build a house, I think I need a stained glass window in it.

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The other church we visited was the Loretto Chapel, with the “Miraculous Staircase”.

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  • Shaz - August 18, 2014 - 1:15 pm

    In the meantime, before you build a house, how about some stained glass hanging window decorations. I have about 10 – a saguaro/sunset and 7 smaller ones of colorful Australian birds. Or maybe you can find a place to make your own design. A lot of our senior developments have stained glass rooms and classes. <8-)) Shaz

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We showed up on a stormy, windy, day.  To be honest, I was worried that we weren’t going to be able to get out of the van.  The sky looked like it was going to open up at any moment.

2014-07-06_0033We decided to brave the weather and it made for some colorful, dramatic skies.

2014-07-06_00342014-07-06_00352014-07-06_00362014-07-06_0038We enjoyed a nice walk around the park.

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The kids worked on their junior ranger badges, and played music on their new instruments from the Santa Fe market.

2014-07-06_0040And then we spotted a snake!!

2014-07-06_0041Actually, first we spotted the squirrel, who was pretty upset that the snake was walking down his pathway. He wasn’t going to let him by.  We decided that we would be safe and went back down the path, the other direction.

2014-07-06_0042Maybe it was the weather, but we saw another snake a few minutes later. Glad we were keeping our eyes wide open for them.

We then returned to the Visitor Center (aka the store full of stuff that the kids think they just HAVE to buy!).

I have to admit, it’s tempting to buy a field guide, a compass,or a mini magnifying glass.  Who am I kidding?  I couldn’t get out of there without buying a basket weaving set.

The kids turned in their Junior Ranger workbooks….

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…and got yet another Junior Ranger badge. 2014-07-06_0044I’ve honestly lost track of how many they have, collectively.  I think we might put them up on a corkboard at our next house.:)

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