|Rio Grande River at Embudo Station between Santa Fe and Tao New Mexico
The drive was 400-some odd-miles from Kirkpatrick Airforce in Albuquerque base to Larkspur, Colorado, home of my brother Mark, and sister-in-law, Patty. It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year and a half since we saw each other; the last time was heading cross-country from Florida back to Portland, in May 2018.
Wayne remained behind with the RV to do some repair and enjoy having the place to himself.
|Krysteen Waszak happily posed with her awesome plein air painting. To see more of her work,
visit www.krysteenwaszak.com or via IG @krysteenwaszakart.
Krysteen’s studios are in Albuequrque and in Taos.
I took the more scenic route, through Santa Fe and Taos.
|Fishermen plying the waters of the Rio Grande in New Mexico.
Golden cottonwoods arched over the Rio Grande River, paralleling the highway.
|Sange Cristo Mountains, Colorado.
Entering Colorado, the sagebrush somewhat gave way to agricultural plains and small pioneer towns, the Rockies soaring up from the valleys. I’ll enjoy a few a days kicking back with family before heading of Monday morning for a long drive to meet Wayne in Amarillo Texas.
|Prarie dogs just outside our camp spot in Red Rock NM, near Gallup New Mexico.
This is a little bit of cheat. I didn’t download the image of this prarie dog couple until we were leaving Red Rocks New Mexico. Better late than never, and they were too cute not to post, especially since I didn’t get a snap of the white-bottle-brush-like tails of the kaibob squirels hopping around outside our Jacob Lake campsite.
I’m hoping the next time I see Mark and Patty, it will be aboard our boat in Florida or the Caribbean.