Our three months in New Mexico have flown past! We had many things we planned to see and do while we were here … most of them will be waiting for our return!
We spent a few hours at the Harvey House in Belen, NM. He was an innovator, developing a chain (or should I say train?) of restaurants and hotels that followed the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (now the Santa Fe Line) across the country with top quality food and top notch service, staffed with young women of high moral virtue from the Midwestern and Eastern states. This fall we will be at the Petrified Forest N.P. where Harvey’s “Painted Desert Inn” is located.
Sunday, May 27, was our last scheduled volunteer day at the Refuge. I was able to spend a fair amount of time on the refuge — and I was able to see and photograph several birds:
We did take our cameras to the Desert Arboretum (Cactus Garden) one day:
We will be saying goodbye to many of our bird friend (and birding friends) as we start our summer adventure:
The Volunteers are such wonderful people. We had a Memorial Day pot-luck dinner before leaving on Tuesday morning. Delicious food, good friends!
Now we are “on our way”: Page, AZ & Antelope Canyon; Great Basin N.P.; Glacier N.P.; Waterton Lakes N.P. Canada; Banff N.P. Canada, Jasper N.P. Canada; Glacier N.P. Canada; Seattle, Portland, and eventually around to Petrified Forest National Park for our September – November volunteer assignment.
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