Monday, July 21, 2008

Camping Trip to Villanueva State Park

Dorine and I took some of our family camping at Villanueva State Park (about an hour northeast of Albuquerque) on Friday and Saturday, July 18-19, 2008. I really like Villanueva, both for its physical features and its relatively off-the-beaten-path location, and thus we have stayed there three times now. This time we took Devery and Easton, Kiley, and our grandkids Zach and Alexis. I don't know why, but it requires a tremendous amount of inertia for us to go camping anywhere, which explains why we only do it once (or twice, if we're lucky) a year. The park sits on the Pecos River and has an interesting sandstone cliff on the eastern bank. We usually stay somewhere along the river, but this time we got there late and ended up in the upper camping area--which was actually nice because our site had a shelter structure. This photo shows everyone (except me) on the bridge crossing the river, on our way up the trail to the lookout.