By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 6/16/2019
Posted: 2/1/2016
Topics/Keywords: #NewMexico #Travel Page Views: 1602
All about the trip my boyfriend Keith and I took through the State of New Mexico. Including many amazing photos!

When Keith and I started dating, he wanted me to see New Mexico, the state in which he had done most of his growing up. It's a bit of a trip, and there were a number of places Keith wanted to see and/or show me in the state; so we decided to make a north-to-south loop and see everything.

Roper State Park

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 3/5/2014
Posted: 2/1/2016
Topics: #Arizona #Photography #RoperStatePark #Safford #Travel Page Views: 1000
All about our first night on the trip. Hint: There's a hot spring!

We didn't get an early start on our trip, because we couldn't leave until Keith got out of class. But that was okay, because we didn't have to go far. I'd long known there were hot springs in the eastern part of Arizona, but I'd yet to experience them.

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White Sands National Monument

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 3/6/2014
Posted: 2/20/2016
Topics: #NewMexico #Travel #WhiteSandsNationalMonument Page Views: 1277
All the photos we took at the world's largest gypsum dome.

We had no intention of making this a death march, so we took our time getting up. And it was a 5-hour trip to today's destination; so we arrived late in the day—which only meant the lighting was exceptionally dramatic. A win for me and my camera!

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Roswell

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 3/7/2014
Posted: 2/21/2016
Topics: #NewMexico #Photography #Roswell #Travel #UFOs Page Views: 1237
All about Keith's and my visit to the self-styled UFO capital of the world.

We hadn't arrived at our campground, which was on public land and was free of charge, until well after dark. That wasn't a problem, because Keith and I generally have to set up our camp in the dark. The surprise came in the morning; I hadn't had any idea howstunningly beautiful the place was. But we couldn't stay to enjoy it; our plans called for us to visit Roswell, New Mexico, location of the famouse 1947 UFO crash, this day and there was no way I was going to miss that!

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Carlsbad Caverns

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 3/8/2014
Posted: 2/24/2016
Topics: #CarlsbadCavernsNationalPark #GuadalupeMountainsNationalPark #NationalParks #NewMexico #Photography #Travel Page Views: 1006
All the photos from Keith's and my magical tour of the world's most spectacular-yet-accessible caverns.

Despite the fact that we were almost blown completely away by the previous night's windstorm, we were so looking forward to visiting Carlsbad Caverns I had every intention of taking many pictures. (And I did; please give them time to load!)

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Return Home

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 3/9/2014
Posted: 2/24/2016
Topics: #GilaNationalForest #NewMexico #Photography #Travel Page Views: 948
All about the last day of our New Mexico trip.

It's wonderful to go on a trip. But it's also wonderful to head home again! This, our last day of this journey, dawned clear and beautiful, as so often seems to be the case in New Mexico.

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