Holiday road

Do you now have the “Holiday Road” song from National Lampoon’s Vacation stuck in your head? I do! (oh, and sorry about that hehe)  Well, I was on holiday, and this was a road, so...

I got this shot while we were leaving the Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico and heading down to Santa Fe for the next few days.  It was one of those times when you see something and yell out “stop the car”!  I still had my camera in my lap from all the goodness I was snapping at the Ghost Ranch, and it was all very fresh in my mind.  Well, it was fresh in my vision too, since it was less than a mile behind me.  :)

Anyways, I was just completely taken by the stunning landscapes out here in this part of New Mexico.  Despite all my travels, I have never spent much time in the desert Southwest and therefore this was all new material for me.  It is a rugged beauty, like something from a movie.  I could spend days exploring and photographing it, but alas I had to move on.  Fortunately, I have plenty of pictures to remind me of this place (and lots more photos to share too)!