Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Out and About in New Mexico

Yvonne's theme over at Art Journal Journey is Out and About which is perfect for the journal I am making as a memory of my recent trip to New Mexico.  I might NOT have been on a horse like this cowboy, but I did ride over the bridge in the photo on the right. This is the Rio Grande River Gorge, and this bridge that spans the gorge. It is 565 feet high above the river and the 7th highest bridge in the US.  Its quite the ride over it, especially if its windy.
The photo in my journal is from a travel brochure I picked up. The photos below are ones I took.

The bridge doesn't look too high here.
And look, a prairie dog.

We also had a bobcat run across the road in front of our car right after wee went over the bridge. It was cool.

Its always fun to be out and about, especially on a beautiful day.


Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful photos, you got to ee a lot, and your journal page is great, too. That bridge is very high! Have a nice day, hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your journal pages are fantastic. I love "Casa Vicky and Bob." I got rather queasy seeing that bridge up high. It looked high to me, especially in the second photo.

Beautiful photos, and very different from your area, and mine, too. Ironically, the telephone and light poles are everywhere, even in the desert.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my! What a BRIDGE!!! Impressive!
I love your photos and I also love that super first "After Trip Journal" spread which fits the Out and About theme
really perfect!
Thank you for sharing the terrific photos of that fantastic landscape and your amazing spread with us at Art Journal Journey dear Erika!
Happy rest of the week, hope you are full motivated at school now after your fabulous trip!

Roberta Warshaw said...

I just love your journal pages! The west makes great fodder for them.

We go out to the house in Tucson every school vacation. We live in Boston and are raising our grandson. So we can only go on school vacations. next trip is in April, then not again until August when camp is over. That wait is too long. Same with Christmas..... he graduates from high school in June of 2018.....I will be out there the next day! LOL

CJ Kennedy said...

Your trip journal is turning out well. Love the cowboy pictures. Beautiful scenery in your photographs. the mountains are so different looking than what I've seen in New England. that's some bridge, Wonder if riders ever experience the thrill of sitting on the bridge forever as riders heading to the Cape know the joys of waiting to cross the Bourne?

Rita said...

Afraid of heights. Would have to be sure to not look down on that bridge.
Love the prairie dog and the bobcat, though. :)

Krisha said...

Great journal pages for such a wonderful memory. That is one HIGH bridge!

Meggymay said...

Fantastic landscape photos, that bridge looks awesome and so very high with a big drop underneath it..
I am so pleased to be seeing your journal pages of your trip away, Its a great way to store your memories.
Yvonne xx

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Perfect journal spread for this theme! Loving your photos and wondering if you incorporate any of them in your travel journal? Great stories about your visit, especially the amazing bridge!

~*~Patty S said...

OH your bridge pix are excellent Erika.
We stopped there for a photo shoot as well and enjoyed it.
Seeing a bobcat would have been an extra thrill that's for sure.
Getting to see the Earthships soon after that was a big highlight for us too.
Love these pages!!!

Divers and Sundry said...

omg, that bridge!!! I'd be afraid I'd break down in the middle of it. Gorgeous scenery, just stunning.

Let's Art Journal said...

Now that really is a fantastic view - amazing! From your journal pages and photos it looks like you had the most wonderful day, I really like the cowboy pictures you used and Casa Vicky & Bob. Such great memories, thanks for sharing! J :-)

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Interesting pages Erika!! Love to see other side of world.
Thanks for sharing photos of national park.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Erika, such fabulous photos, the view from the bridge is...I think I would have to shut my eyes travelling over....amazing!
Great journal pages and a lovely way to store your memories.
Avril xx