Monthly Archives: July 2015

Tent Rocks national Monument, Day After Thanksgiving 2014

Written on July 11, 2015 at 10:23 am, by

The day after Thanksgiving, myself and a couple other Tamarindos went for a hike at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, affectionately known as ‘Tent Rocks.’ We weren’t the only folks with this idea; there was a line to get up the mountain! Regardless, the hike is beautiful. We climbed to the top of the outcrop Continue Reading »

Bandelier National Monument, Fall 2014

Written on July 10, 2015 at 5:58 pm, by

In October, I took a solo day trip to Bandelier National Monument, winding along the backroads and approaching Frijoles Canyon from the southwest from the Jemez Mountains, which was a beautiful drive. The peak tourist season was winding down, but I still had to take a shuttle into the canyon from a neighboring town. Several years Continue Reading »

Balloon Fiesta 2014

Written on July 9, 2015 at 5:50 pm, by

Back in October, a group of Tamarind students woke at 3AM, climbed into cars and onto bikes, arriving before dawn to Balloon Fiesta Park for the opening weekend of the annual Balloon Fiesta. There, along with thousands of spectators, we witnessed the launch of hundreds of hot air balloons into the twilight sky. Once the rays of the Continue Reading »