09 November 2016

Jemez Canyon and Wine

Jemez Canyon and Wine
Rocks, Wine, and More Rocks!

What do you do on Election Day if you voted early? Day Trip! Even better, a Day Trip with Wine!

We packed up a picnic lunch, and headed up to the Jemez area for the afternoon. Our first stop was the Ponderosa Winery, and their porch, where we ate our lunch and tasted some yummy wine!

From there, we drove up Highway 4 through the Jemez canyon, stopping to ogle the Rocks and Trees

I had checked ahead on the winery, but didn't think to see if the ruins would be open - closed Mondays and Tuesdays :-\ So I had to be satisfied with snaps over the fence...

We stopped at Soda Springs

saw this little guy on a railing post (look closely!)

And drove on

We turned around at Battleship Rock

That's the blue dot on this map:

The different sun angle showed us some brand new scenes

with a little moon-rise

and amazing reds!

We ended with a fascinating view of the Sandias in front of us all along 550 - I wish I hadn't been driving; I could have had some great pictures!

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