Tag Archive: New Mexico

Dogwalks, Breweries, and Other Las Cruces Explorations

While we were in Las Cruces building with Habitat for Humanity we had some pretty great weekend adventures, but we had some pretty great everyday adventures too in the forms of dog walking,… Continue reading

Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity 2016, Part 2

As amazing as the organization is and as much as I believe in the mission, it’s truly the people involved with Habitat that make it so wonderful: all the homeowners, Paula and Maria… Continue reading

Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity 2016

Beginning in January Tom and I spent 8 weeks in Las Cruces, New Mexico building houses for Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity. As most people probably know, Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit… Continue reading

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and the Phenomenal Sante Fe Brewing Company

The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks are a remarkably unique geological feature formed when nearby volcanoes in the Jemez Field spewed pyroclastic flows approximately 7 million years ago. Ash, pumice, and tuff from the volcano… Continue reading

Petroglyph National Monument

Petroglyph National Monument protects an area containing over 20,000 petroglyphs etched into the basalt boulders that have broken off the 17-mile-long volcanic escarpment on the western outskirts of Albuquerque. Although most of these… Continue reading

Top Ten Favorite Hikes

My previous post was a list of my all time favorite places but because I find it hard to compare the different experiences, I decided to write a post dedicated to my favorite… Continue reading

(Top Ten) Favorite Places

I’m always asked what my favorite place has been, by both my friends and people I meet on my travels, and I feel a little silly not having an answer. I can usually… Continue reading

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico. Or, Another Excuse to Post Pictures of Rocks.

On my day off from working on the build I headed west to City of Rocks State Park. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you may recall my previous uh,… Continue reading

Habitat for Humanity Build, Part 2

While I was in Las Cruces there were four houses being built side by side, each in different stages of construction, which allowed for a wide variety of tasks and learning opportunities. I… Continue reading

And Now For Something Completely Different: Habitat for Humanity Build, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Part 1

For the next couple weeks I stayed in Las Cruces, New Mexico volunteering with the Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity. I had signed up through the RV Care-A-Vanner program in which the Habitat… Continue reading