New Mexico - The Land of Enchantment

New Mexico is one of my favorites!

I love the history, with Anasazi ruins and Spanish conquistadors. I love the tri-cultural heritage and the southwestern architecture. I love the mountains and the high desert scenery. And then there’s the food! 🙂


New Mexico camping and attractions

Route for Zennie's 2017 US Road Trip, Summer Chill-Out

Summer Chill-Out – US road trip recap

I was sitting in Tucson during June 2017, trying to work on some Zennie projects in temps that reached 115 ...
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Campsite view from Echo Amphitheater campground

Echo Amphitheater campground, New Mexico

If you're looking for a lovely free campground while you're exploring the O'Keeffe country of New Mexico, here's a great ...
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View of Brazos cliffs

Brazos Overlook, an unofficial campsite

If you're in northern New Mexico, the northern drive across the Carson National Forest on highway 64 is gorgeous!! It's ...
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Sample of a Motor Vehicle Use Map

Finding campsites with a Motor Vehicle Use Map

When I'm looking for a good boondocking campsite, I usually research it beforehand. I have some standard information sources, that ...
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View from Taos Junction boondocking campsite

Taos Junction – Free camping near Ojo Caliente, New Mexico

Ojo Caliente is a famous hot springs resort west of Taos, and quite a luxurious place to stay. But if ...
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Santa Cruz Lake Overlook campground

Visiting Chimayo? Santa Cruz Lake Overlook campground

Chimayo is a small town along the High Road between Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico. It's famous for its ...
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Gateway to Dawson New Mexico

Dawson, New Mexico – Grandpa and the ghost town

Dawson is a ghost town in northeastern New Mexico. Like so many abandoned places, it was a mining town whose ...
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Boondocking in Carson National Forest

New Mexico free camping – cool, green, and beautiful

Who knew New Mexico was so green? This isn't just photoshop, either! 😉 If you're looking for a camping spot ...
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Costumes at the Taos Pueblo Powwow

Taos Pueblo Powwow – A cool New Mexico event

I hadn't really intended to go to the Taos Pueblo Powwow. In fact, I didn't know anything about it until ...
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Perfect spot at Rio Grande del Norte

Rio Grande del Norte (Wild Rivers) — Awesome camping!

If you're looking for a place to go camping and/or hiking in northern New Mexico, go to Rio Grande del ...
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Some New Mexico pix