Traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday is not ideal for many reasons. In addition to the limited dining options mentioned in the first post of this trip, there is also the inevitable holiday travel chaos. To avoid the crowds, we decided to travel ON Thanksgiving day, and return on Monday (instead of the day before Thanksgiving, returning on Sunday, which is when, oh, half of the country seems to...read more
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Because we’d arrived so early the day before, we decided to sleep in a little. Yeah, alarm didn’t go off until 5am and we were on the road by 5:30. In retrospect, this cut it a little tight as we arrived at 6 and a lot of the good spots at the Flight Deck were already staked out by the monster-lensers. We went to the very end of the Flight Deck and found a nice east-facing spot with a...read more
Woo hoo ! Vacation ! Time to sleep in, lay around all day – wait – that’s someone else’s vacation. WE were up at 4:30 and on the road by 5. Bosque del Apache “opens” an hour before sunrise, so our goal was to be there around 5:30. When we arrived, we sat for a while, waiting to see which direction most folks were headed. We did a quick drive-through of the...read more
Bosque del Apache, located a half hour south of Socorro, which is a little over an hour south of Albuquerque, has been on our radar for a while as “good place to go to photograph birds.” Traveling over Thanksgiving is pretty much our tradition, but we are usually outside of the US so it isn’t a big deal. It is a little strange to travel within the US, for example, Socorro had...read more