In March Cassie and I took off for Jemez Springs, northwest of Albuquerque. This time I took the car and stayed in a delightful retro motel – The Laughing Lizard. It’s right in ‘downtown’ Jemez Springs and has a fine porch where I sat and watched the light on the bluffs to the west. Nice, clean rooms and friendly owners – it that weren’t enough, it’s next door to the Highway 4 Cafe. One of the finest little restaurants I’ve experienced in New Mexico.
Jemez Springs is in a canyon on the side of the Valles Caldera – there are so many things to see and do here.
At the Caldera bookshop I bought a wonderful (= understandable) book, “The Geology of Northern New Mexico Parks, Monuments, and Public Lands.” I can’t imagine anyone visiting here and not having geology questions.
We stayed three days. Hardly enough time to scratch the surface of the area, but long enough to let me know I want to go back.