New Mexico Bucket List – R ~ Blogging Through the Alphabet

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There are a couple of places that you should be aware of for this week’s stops on the New Mexico Bucket List.river-of-lights

First off – River of Lights.

I have shared about the River of Lights before and there are plenty of pictures from that share. Albuquerque has a lovely display and it is something to see. I hope we can make it up there again before too many years go by as it is a stunning display. The River of Lights is open during the holidays, between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The specific dates will be available on the website of the Albuquerque BioPark sometime in the fall, I imagine. Right now, the 2018 dates are still up.

There a millions of lights that just flow all over the place. The scenes are set up to inspire wonder and joy and they do just that. It is a great place to visit.

Next up – Rail Runner Express trains.

This is a trip I have not taken yet but sounds like a fun little journey. It is definitely great for commuters but also provides trains to special events through the year. It runs between Belen and Santa Fe. For a reasonable fee (in my opinion), you can get on a train a move between the metropolitan areas without having to do the driving. While it isn’t like driving in Dallas or Austin, it is nice to not have to do the driving if you need to make the commute.

With trains available for some special events, it could be a special activity to get to one of the events. Check the website for more information, schedules, and prices.

And finally – the Rio Grande.

The Rio Grande is the river that flows through New Mexico, from the Colorado border all the way to the southern border with Texas and Mexico. The Rio Grande actually flows all the way to the Gulf of Mexico, forming the border between the US and Mexico. The river is an important waterway and provides irrigation water to many, though drought has made it a much shallower river than it used to be.

The Rio Grande runs through canyons in the northern part of the state that provide some amazing whitewater experiences. If you are a rapids kind of person, there are plenty of commercial enterprises that will take you down the Rio Grade and through the Taos Box (I think that is what that section is called.)

You might also want to go see the Rio Grande Gorge. It is supposed to be a stunning view of the river from the top of the gorge, over 800 feet up. The river cut the gorge through volcanic rock and ash. There is a bridge that you can cross that is only about 650 feet up.

So, a few more things to add to your bucket list for New Mexico. Don’t these just sound like so much fun! Even my list keeps growing.

Blessings,
Lori, At Home.

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2 thoughts on “New Mexico Bucket List – R ~ Blogging Through the Alphabet

  1. Annette Vellenga (@athomepets) July 6, 2019 at 7:58 pm Reply

    more things to fill my days! I suppose if you wanted to rent a car or take a taxi the runner train would save time driving (especially if it was quicker)

    • 3gigglygirlsathome July 6, 2019 at 10:49 pm Reply

      I don’t even know if a taxi would be a possibility. The train would save money over that for certain! It would definitely be faster, as well, with the traffic through Albuquerque.

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