Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day: Bandelier National Monument

For Labor Day, we drove about 2 hours due north to visit the cave dwellings and ruins at Bandelier National Monument. I visited the monument when I was about 5 years old and my family first moved to New Mexico. To see it again as an adult was even more fascinating: understanding that an entire tribe of people carved their lives into volcanic tuff cliffs instilled new wonder in the place.

On our way to Bandelier, we passed through Santa Fe to brunch at Harry's Roadhouse Cafe. If you ever pass through Santa Fe, this is an experience you don't want to miss--but be prepared to wait at least 20 minutes for a table.

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