Monday, August 20, 2007

bandelier national monument and overlook point

If you drive about 20 minutes from Los Alamos you will find Bandelier National Monument.

"The ancestors of modern Pueblo people built thriving communities in the area called Bandelier about 600 years ago. Several thousand Ancestral Pueblo dwellings are found among the pink mesas and sheer-walled canyons. The best-known archeological sites, in Frijoles Canyon near the Visitor Center, were inhabited from the 1100s into the mid-1500s." (national park service website)

If you've ever been to or heard of Mesa Verde these cave dwellings are something like that, but on a smaller scale. It's pretty cool to see. Here are pictures from our visit.

Not to far away in Whiterock, NM, we went to Overlook Point. A perfect place to over look the Rio Grande valley.

More highlights from New Mexico to come...


  1. As usual your pictures are fabulous. That looks like so much fun!

  2. Wow, that is really beautiful! Glad you had fun :)

  3. neil keeps talking about going to work for one of the national labs in new mexico. your pics just about have me convinced that that would be an okay career move in a few years!

  4. I totally would! It's beautiful there and Los Alamos is a great community with good schools and a good ward. LANL is a great place to work from everything I've heard.