Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Carla and Doug Kerr at Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico

Monday, June 19, 2017

We had a lovely breakfast in their dining room and decided to go to Bandelier National Monument. What an amazing place this is with so much ancient history protected.

Here we are at the Ranger's post. We were able to drive in due to having a disabled tag and a Golden Pass which helped us get in at no charge
Doug shot this as we drove along

I was up on the mountain when I shot this photo of a Kiva
This young man, Daniel, is a Navajo Indian working to restore the walls of this ancient village
This is Robert, also helping to restore the walls and he is a direct descendant of the ancient ones who lived here. He is one of the Cochiti Indians and lives in the Cochiti Pueblo located just south and east of this area along the Rio Grande

This is a shot of the ancient village taken from up the mountain

This is the inside of a cave that the Anasazi (ancient ones) lived in
A stone used as a ladder to climb up to a cave
This is known as the Talus House, a mud brick home built into the rock mountain where the leader lived and it had a lookout room on the top.
One could climb up to and enter the cave, but I was not up to this.
This is a shot of visitors getting info at the Bandelier Visitors Center
Another rock formation Doug was fascinated with
And yet another
This the Holiday Inn Express we stayed in at Los Alamos
This is a reconstruction of the original Main Gate at Los Alamos, now a small park and site of restrooms for the visiting public.
We had just settled in for a much needed nap when the fire alarms went off in the hotel. We were fairly certain it was a false alarm so we got dressed and walked downstairs from the second floor and out to the parking lot where Doug took pictures of all the fire apparatus.
Engine #6
We are given the all clear. It seems that a child at the swimming pool decided to pull the handle on the fire alarm to see what would happen!
We decided to treat ourselves to a truly decadent dinner to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary and Father's Day for Doug. We finally found the Blue Window Bistro.
The waitress was kind enough to take this picture. We each had filet mignon, mashed potatoes, salads, carrots and asparagus and creme brulee for dessert. I also enjoyed a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon with my steak (which I rarely eat). The food was prepared to perfection. If you ever visit Los Alamos, be sure to dine at Blue Window Bistro. It is fabulous in every way.
This is all I have to say for now.

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