Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument in Gila National Forest, New Mexico In the 1200s, possibly earlier, Mogollon (a native tribe) families lived in the rooms constructed along these cliffs. Today, the site is a national monument, the only of which to preserve Mogollon culture and history. This is a particularly special place to visit - … Continue reading Gila Cliff Dwellings, NM
Gila National Forest, New Mexico. We stayed on Lake Roberts in these quaint cabins run by the same folks who run the general store next door. We did lots of hiking through small canyons and around the lake. Aside from this wild boar, we also saw a large bull lounging along a trail. We thought … Continue reading Gila National Forest, NM
At a rest stop in New Mexico. Cuidado, indeed!
I was reminiscing today about mine and Tim’s first big vacation together - a week-long road trip through the American Southwest, starting in Austin, Texas and ending with the Grand Canyon in Arizona. What an amazing adventure this trip was, both for our relationship and for setting the stage for the travels to come. Over … Continue reading Southwest Road Trip