Washington girls are always up for a hike!
I had some out of town guests for my last weekend in Los Alamos: friends and former roommates Andrea and Kat. These two wonderful women traveled down from Denver to spend time in New Mexico with me. We went to the Santa Fe Opera
, explored the cultural side of Los Alamos, hiked, ate delicious food, and went to some Los Alamos parties with my wonderful LA friends. It was a lovely weekend that kept me from getting too stressed while I prepared for the end of the summer.
Andrea looks over the caldera
Kat, the constant bundle of energy
I took them up to Jemez Springs on Saturday. The volcanic activity of the Valles Caldera
has created a hot springs region near Los Alamos. I had heard it was surprisingly green and lovely up there and I was excited to go and visit.
Water! A precious thing in New Mexico.
After our hike we walked around a few art galleries, ate a delicious lunch, and visited the Jemez Pueblo (more on that soon). What a lovely day!
I’m making a different dorky face than usual!
We’re about to do lunch in the speck-sized town of Jemez Springs.
Just wait until you see the zoom…
Zoom! Look at those rock layers!