Abiquiu Lake, NM AUG 25, 2019

We said a sad farewell to beautiful Colorado and headed to New Mexico. We drove over two passes, our last two passes of the summer. 20190823_111523IMG_20190823_161322

The road was an open range area and we had to watch carefully for cattle in the roadway. IMG_20190823_162730IMG_20190823_16273820190823_112957

As we neared our campground it looked more and more like New Mexico landscape, just beautiful! IMG_20190827_134649IMG_20190827_134931IMG_20190827_135216IMG_20190827_135222IMG_20190827_135320IMG_20190827_135332IMG_20190827_135355IMG_20190827_135948

We had a four night reservation at the Abiquiu Lake Reservoir in the Riana section campground, a COE (Corps of Engineers) facility. We were last here in Sept, 2017. IMG_20190827_142715EFFECTSIMG_20190827_143025IMG_20190827_143436IMG_20190827_143358

I remembered this sign and wasn’t any happier to see it now than I was the last time. Luckily, none were spotted. Whew! But I would be lying if I said I wasn’t on guard every time I stepped out the door. IMG_20190827_143127

Boy was it hot with temperatures in the mid 90’s. It didn’t take us long to miss Colorado even more.¬†

Abiquiu Lake is a reservoir of water impounded from the Rio Chama River by the earth-filled Abiquiu Dam. The Rio Chama River is a major tributary of the Rio Grande River. We drove over the dam and could see the water in the reservoir is significantly down this visit. IMG_20190827_104002IMG_20190827_104009IMG_20190827_141457IMG_20190827_142122IMG_20190827_142116

Next up: A week long visit to Santa Fe to attend the Family Motor Coach Association Amateur Radio Fall Rally 

1 thought on “Abiquiu Lake, NM AUG 25, 2019

  1. karnold249

    Beautiful countryside but how in the world do you pronounce the name of that area and lake, Abiquiu?

    Thanks for the great updates.

    Karen

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