300+ Miles to Utah, no problem! Part 2: Dinosaur National Monument

It’s been a while since I posted about the Bittersweet Farewell to our new family in Estes Park, and we have had a whirlwind of activity at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, and then a week-long visit to Southeast New Mexico as well. I have lots to write about from both of these visits, but I am determined to finish parts 2 and 3 of our visit to Utah and Western Colorado and a few more Estes posts before that.

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Bandelier National Monument

Whew, this past week has been a reminder of a few realities of our brand of RV/motorcycle travel: there is never enough time to see everything, do everything, share the things that you have seen and done, or adequate internet access. πŸ™‚

One week ago, we were in lovely Santa Fe, at an even more lovely RV park, Santa Fe Skies, that I wrote aboutΒ here. My last post covered a wonderfulΒ Day in Taos, and next on our list was a monument that we missed the last trip to the area,Β Bandelier National Monument. Bandelier is about an hours drive from Santa Fe, in White Rock near Los Alamos National Laboratory, and it is a remarkably well-preserved example of an Ancestral Puebloan community thought to have been occupied from the mid-1200s to mid-1500s.

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