Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Three Rivers Petroglyphs & Tularosa

008As we rolled through New Mexico three years ago we stayed at the Three Rivers Petroglyphs site. We wanted to see it again and staying there certainly has not lost it’s charm. The small area has two FHU RV sites plus places to boondock, which was our choice. It’s quiet, the scenery is beautiful, hiking among the 21,000+ petroglyphs is fun and at $2 per night, what more could you want?

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We also went into Tularosa on Monday. We visited the Franciscan Mission St Francis De Paulo which was founded in 1865. It’s a beautiful Spanish style church with a Latin Cross floor plan. Simple and very beautiful.

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The Interior of St Francis with it’s dark ceiling beams & the classis mission style exterior. They have many lovely yellow & red rose bushes on the grounds.
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And on our way back to Three Rivers we stopped at a road side stand to buy some fresh honey and dried habanero & red chili peppers. We also stopped at fun art and t-shirt store at Three Rivers. This mule deer walked across the road in front of us on our way home with the beautiful 031countryside and Sierra Blanca Mountains in the background.

Today we drove from Three Rivers to Alanreed, Texas where we’re stopped for the night. A smooth trip with a short detour. Chuck had noticed a oil drip on the rig last night. We stopped off at John’s Truck Service in Tucumcari where luckily, were able to get the rig’s oil filter replaced and chose to do an oil change because they could get us in right away. Great people and a good job.

2 comments:

Jim and Bobbie said...

Very interesting and as always, beautiful photos.
Bobbie

ourbusandus said...

This looks like a beautiful spot to stay, we'll have to check it out, next time we're in the area. Glad you are having a good time! Miss you and playing P & J...

Hugs, Sharon & Ron

 
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