Bill & Sandra Wayne's Travel Pages

Our 30th Anniversary trip to the Southwest, April/May 2007


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      For details of the trip, see: Attractions & stops, in the order they were made (& keyed to the map):

      1. Larned, KS - Santa Fe Trail Center and Ft. Larned (day 1)
      2. Folsom, NM (day 2)
      3. Capulin Volcano, NM (day 2)
      4. Las Vegas, NM (day 3)
      5. Santa Fe, NM (day 3)
      6. Sandia Crest (day 3)
      7. Albuquerque, NM (day 3-5)
      8. Acoma Pueblo, NM (day 6)
      9. El Malpais National Monument, near Grants, NM (day 6)
      10. Bisti Wilderness (day 7)
      11. Ship Rock (day 7)
      12. Lukachukai (day 7)
      13. Canyon de Chelly (day 7-8)
      14. Hopi Mesas (day 9)
      15. Sunset Crater Nat'l Monument (day 9)
      16. Meteor Crater (day 9)
      17. Gila Cliff Dwellings Nat'l Monument (day 10)
      18. City of Rocks State Park (day 11)
      19. Deming Luna-Mimbres Museum (day 11)
      20. Las Cruces (day 11)
      21. White Sands Nat'l Monument (day 11)
      22. Cloudcroft (day 12)
      23. Ruidoso (day 12)
      24. Lincoln (day 12)
      25. Roswell (day 12)
      26. Ft. Sill, Lawton, OK (day 13)
      27. Oklahoma Historical Society Museum, Oklahoma City (day 14)
      28. Cherokee Casino, Catoosa, OK (day 14)

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      Pictures: Day 1, April 24th - Warrensburg to Garden City KS -


      Stone posts, barbed wire & tumbleweeds - Santa Fe Trail Center

      The Santa Fe Trail Center, with Bill in the door?

      Sod house & windmill - Santa Fe Trail Center

      Sandra working on pic of the blockhouse, Ft. Larned

      Long porch at Ft. Larned

      They baked 300 loaves a day at Ft. Larned

      Wagon & officers' quarters at Ft. Larned

      Day 2, April 25th - Garden City KS to Raton NM


      Capulin Volcano seen from the north

      Sandra freezing in the crater

      An inside view of the crater

      View from the top of Capulin Volcano

      View of the volcano fields

      Raton, NM from "Goat Hill" - see the train on the AT&SF main line
      Day 3 - Raton to Albuquerque via Santa Fe

      Sandra enjoying the Santa Fe Plaza

      Bill's self-portrait in the Shed Cafe

      The NM Museum of Art - from its patio

      Sandra at 10,628 feet

      View from Sandia Crest

      Madge & Larry Harrah on Thursday evening

      Day 4 - Albuquerque - Museums, Old Town & All Nations Powwow

      Ancient bowl at Maxwell Museum

      Arena full of dancers

      Carrying the staff with the Eagle Feather - a place of great honor

      3 Traditional Dancers

      A rather striking dancer

      Jingle dancer, so-called because of the bells sewn on her clothes

      Navajo Codetalkers - did you see the movie "Windtalkers?"

      3 Codetalkers

      Interesting lines on an Old Town roof

      Day 5 - Albuquerque - Museums, Apache Dancers & Coronado State Monument


      Albuquerque Museum of Art - Entrada sculpture

      Dinosaur mounts at NM Museum of Natural History & Science

      Apache dancers at the Pueblo Cultural Center

      Apache dancer

      Coronado State Monument - pueblo ruin

      Rio Grande River at Bernalillo

      Day 6 - Albuquerque to Grants, including Petroglyphs NM, Acoma & El Malpais


      Petroglyph at Petroglyphs National Monument

      Church of San Esteban, Acoma Pueblo

      Pottery for sale along Acoma streets

      Ladder to upper level door in Acoma

      El Malpais lava fields from Sandstone cliffs overlook

      La Ventana Arch in El Malpais

      Day 7 - Grants to Chinle, including Bisti Badlands, Ship Rock, and Lukachukai


      Cliffs along highway

      Bisti Badlands view

      Ship Rock, showing a the track we had to drive

      Shiprock seen from the west side, thru other formations

      Shiprock in the distance, with Red Valley in the foreground. We celebrated our Anniversary a bit after 2 PM form this wooded overlook.

      Front of the Lukachukai Mountains, from the Totsoh Trading Post
       


       


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