|I am awestruck by the gorgeous skies in New Mexico.|
Even through the truck window, it truly lives up to its slogan "the Land of Enchantment".
From there, we traveled a couple miles North to the tiny hamlet of Cerrillos, gateway to Cerrillos Hills State Park. Trails in the park wind among the low hills and old mine sites from the late 1800's, the heyday of mining in the region.
|It's the colors and views that captivate me in New Mexico.|
After walking a few miles in the state park we headed South to the town of Madrid for a late lunch. Madrid went from a bustling coal mining town in the 1800's to a ghost town in the mid 1900's. In the 1970's artists started arriving and today Madrid is a fun stop for art and jewelry and food and music on the Turquoise Trail.
|We ate a late lunch at The Hollar.|
Excellent fried green tomato BLT and fried okra!
|They are pet friendly too!|