Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

More hiking


Today we spent more time at the Petroglyph Monument west of Albuquerque.

On a 2.5 mile hike along a hill covered with huge black volcanic rock were hundreds of petrogylph drawings done several hundred years ago.

Amazingly they are still there.

They are just sitting out along the hillside waiting to be discovered over and over again by tourists and locals alike.

We had a wonderful time looking for them.

And I’m sure we missed many.

Blue skies, history there on the rocks, sunshine on our faces.

Can’t beat it.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

10 thoughts on “More hiking

  1. What a great place you’re in! The place is really exotic and unique!
    It looks so sunny and bright, I would have thought it’s summer there too!


  2. OK, I’ve got a guess now…Alber…I have no idea how to spell that.

    Looks awesome! History, nature, sun, how could it be any better?


  3. So jealous of your beautiful sunny location! Hope you are having a wonderful time!


  4. OOOH that just brings back so many memories. I grew up in Santa Fe and Los Alamos-the White Rock area of New Mexico and we spent every weekend finding Indian Ruins and Petroglyphs and things like that, I have always found them so fascinating and boy I miss having all that history around to explore. Very cool, love the pictures!


  5. Technical question: The paintings on the rocks up in Lake Superior Provincial Park are called pictographs, and the explanation I remember is that petroglyphs are not drawn on but carved into the rock. Does my memory deceive me? (It wouldn’t be the first time.) Anyway, I’m so glad you are having a wonderful time out West and am trying not to be too jealous!


  6. Kathy – glad to bring back happy memories for you.

    PJ – Yes, the petroglphys are actually “pecked” by hitting the rock with another, harder, rock, etching the figures into the stone.


  7. You look so cute sitting on that rock, wearing a happy green windbreaker! Do you feel like the kid you look like?


  8. I love this stuff. You should be nicely thawed out. Have fun!


  9. PS: Kathy – we were actually staying in Los Alamos that night…today we drove through White Rock and I thought of you.

    Linda; Yes, I am STILL the kid…always will be! 🙂


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