Not gunna lie- the more time that passes, the harder it is to gather the momentum to drum up a blog post. Inertia I suppose. The sad part about not posting is that y’all have missed out on my puppy’s adorable baby stage and a few road trips here and there. SO I decided to put together a little photo journal of a mid fall trip we took down through New Mexico, just weeks after adopting little Juniper.
The highlight of the trip was definitely a night spent car-camping at a bizarre deserted military base right outside the entrance to White Sands National Monument, and a spectacular sunset spent frolicking through the vast empty white sea (I choose not to remember the mosquitos).
Other stops along the way included Taos, Santa Fe, and hot spring hunting in and around various quiet slices of countryside I had no idea existed.
Juni is now 8.5 months old and has since grown into a fluffy fox-dog with long red and white fur that curls crazily around her butt and sticks straight out of her ears, but I’ll have to save those pics for the next photo journal. 🙂
PS: Click the photos below to view full screen and swipe em left or right. This WordPress theme is kinda janky and won’t allow me to display photos the way I want to, but that’s a project for another day. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
One of my favorite things about Santa Fe are all the southwestern and Native American crafts. 📿
That mug 😍.
Had me a yummy margarita at my favorite outdoor eatery in Santa Fe, The Shed.
Hiked around on a cold sunrise to find these still pools. Hoped for warmth but instead they were ice cold.
Fall colors and wooden bridge in a tiny town somewhere in the mountains
Juni loves sand!
Sliding slowly down a dune. We had so much fun running up and down the dunes together.
True red heeler.
A @barefootatlas shot for ya. 😉
White Sands desert life.
These two. 😍
These two. ☺️
Playing with perception.
One of the most stunning sunrises of my life.
A golden evening in the backyard of our Airbnb in Taos.
The Rio Grande before the sun.
Golden hot springs alongside the Rio.
Poochie’s first hot spring dip!
😭 She was not really havin’ it, but it was 30 degrees out and she was cold! So we dunked her.
Lil baby burrito all wrapped up.
There is nothing like soaking in a hot spring alongside a roaring river in the middle of nowhere when it’s freezing outside and the sun has barely risen.
Spotted some horses roaming freely on some land in the vast uninhabited expanse between the New Mexico and Colorado border.
Juni exploring the wonder of a creek for the first time.