June 26-28, 2009: A Trip to Oklahoma City
May 23, 2009: A Visit to the Dallas Arboretum
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June 17-21, 2009:
A Trip to New Mexico



For a couple of weeks Fred and I have been talking about taking a short driving trip over to New Mexico. The primary attraction for this trip will be a ride on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railway, which goes from Chama, NM to Antonito, CO. We will also be camping at least one night in Bandelier NP near Los Alamos, NM. This won't be an extensive trip but just a short getaway.

While this certainly wasn't one of the longest trips we took, I am going to once again organize the pictures that Fred and I took in the same way I have organized other major vacation trips in this album- by giving you an index into the various segments (days) of the trip.


Using the Master Index

I am going to divide our New Mexico trip into five different album pages- one for each day of the trip, beginning with Wednesday, June 17th and ending with Sunday, June 21st. In the Master Index, you will find a link that will take you directly to each of these album pages. I expect you'll just want to begin with the first link, but you can start with any of them.

When you get to one of the album pages, you will see the same familiar buttons at the top and bottom of each page that will take you to the next section, the previous section or back to this Master Index. As I said, I have tried to organize things so that all you should want to do is use the "NEXT" button to go from page to page, but I have provided the other buttons should you wish to use them. When we have returned to Dallas and our trip is over, you will want to return to this Master Index so that you can continue on through the photograph album.

Near the top of each album page, you will also find a set of links that will enable you to jump to a specific activity that occurred on that day (or group of days), should you wish to do so. Of course, the easiest thing to do is just go through the day in time sequence, activity by activity; you can always scroll by activities that might not interest you. (In case you might want it, there is also a link at the end of each activity section that will take you back to the top of that album page.)

When you are done looking at the pictures from our trip to New Mexico, use one of the "RETURN" buttons that appear at the top and bottom of every trip page to return to the Master Index and then use the link at the top of that index to return to the top of this index page. You can then use the normal buttons to continue forward or backward through this photo album.

We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures. To access the Master Index, please click HERE.

























(To finish with the New Mexico trip and return to the top of this page so that you can continue through the photo album, please click HERE.)

Wednesday, June 17      Driving to Albuquerque
Thursday, June 18      Jemez Mountain Trail: The Jemez State Monument
     Jemez Mountain Trail: The Soda Dam
     Bandelier National Monument: Tsankawi Loop Trail
     Bandelier National Monument: The Falls Trail
     Bandelier National Monument: Camping
Friday, June 19      Jemez Mountain Trail: Jemez Falls
     Jemez Mountain Trail: Las Conchas
     The Valle Grande Caldera
     Driving to Ghost Ranch
     Ghost Ranch: The Box Canyon Trail
     Driving to Chama, NM
Saturday, June 20      Riding the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
     The Town of Chama, NM
     Ghost Ranch: The Chimney Rock Trail
Sunday, June 21      Driving Home to Dallas