Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta!
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By returning the few miles from the campground to the Chaco Visitorâ€™s Center today, not only could we top off Ciao's water tank, but we could explore the museum exhibits and see the movie on the significance of
We also hiked a mile on the third and final Ranger â€śmust seeâ€ť Chaco site behind the Visitorâ€™s Center, Una Vida, where we looked for (but cannot say for certain that we saw) some petroglyphs. We even used binoculars and stood for long minutes searching, but Iâ€™m afraid that we should have returned for replacement trail booklets immediately upon noting their box was empty, as it would have helped to read them. It made me glad weâ€™d had a guided tour of Pueblo Bonito yesterday!
Silence. Iâ€™ve never heard anything like we heard today. First we noticed that our normal voices seemed painfully loud.
Lia returned to the Visitorâ€™s Center, with Charles accompanying, to turn in her Junior Ranger work, where she was quizzed and tested. I'm so glad the Rangers take it seriously and insist that the kids participate in hikes, understand why the place is significant, and help with their learning. Itâ€™s good to use those resources! J
The grueling road back 12.
Then we flew over the Continental Divide on good roads into
Around 4pm, we joyously blew our horn as we drove into the grouping of 7 or so Lazy Daze RVs parked at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta!
YAHOO! We are so happy to be here surrounded by old and new friends! We admired rigs, had dinner together, and climbed on our RV roofs to watch the sunset and talk. What a hoot! We have to almost pinch ourselves to believe that we really made it, as planned, on time. We have certainly had a blessed trip!
We crossed 17,000 miles today on our trip!