Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Viva New Mexico!

As the eloquent Homer Simpson once said, "There's a NEW Mexico?" Indeed there is and Beth and I will be there in late November. Our goal: Birds, scenery, wine, Mexican food, and other cool stuff. We'll be visiting Bosque del Apache NWR, Elephant Butte, Petroglyph National Monument, and, of course, the famed Sandia Crest. If you have any tips, must-see places (nature-related or otherwise), or anything else to say, please leave a comment.

7 comments:

P. Ollig said...

Dude! Sonja and I are going to the Bosque for the crane festival on the 18th and 19th of Nov! You going to be around that weekend???

Patrick Belardo said...

Oh man!!! We'll just miss each other. We'll be there 11/23-29. I didn't have enough vaca days to do it the festival week. And for some reason the flights were about $50 more each that week.

Jochen said...

Good luck!!
Can't wait to read your posts on the new species of Rosy-finch you're about to discover and describe!

Patrick Belardo said...

Yes, the Brown-capped Black-gray Rosy Finch!

Tim said...

Since you are missing the festival, ask at the headquarters to show you on the map the best spots for the fly-in and fly-out. It really does make a difference where you station, especially for photography. Bring your alarm clock -- its very early. But one of the more memorable things I have ever experienced. The majesty of that place is unforgettable.

Patrick Belardo said...

Tim, great idea! I can't wait to see the flights at Bosque.

Patrick Belardo said...

Tim, great idea! I can't wait to see the flights at Bosque.