After a Chew family reunion in Dallas, TX, we undertook a road trip from Tucson, AZ, to New Mexico. The highlights were the town of Truth or Consequences by the Rio Grande, established on a hot mineral spring. Taos is very nice, especially the Rio Grande canyon and the Indian Pueblo. Drive to Santa Fe via Georgia O’Keefe studios at Ghost Ranch. Santa Fe is cute, but just south is the old coal mining town of Madrid. A unique village tucked away in a rocky valley containing a number of retreat hermitages. We stayed at the Samadhi Cave, superb.
Driving through Albuquerque to the Grand Canyon is hundreds of miles of flat desert with a meteorite crater and a Flintstone’s theme park. The Grand Canyon… just go.