Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Memorial Garden at Cochiti Lake

There are actually three places called Cochiti: The Cochiti Pueblo, Cochiti Lake, and the Town of Cochiti Lake. All are located about 50 miles north of Albuquerque and about 30 miles south of Santa Fe.

These photos are of the Memorial Garden made by volunteers from the town. It smelled of pine and roses and clean air on the day when we visited.


Judy said...

This looks like an absolutely beautiful place to visit. I always think the skies are so blue in that part of the country.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I haven't been to Cochiti since last summer. Beautiful place to visit. Looks like avery pretty Memorial Garden, too.
Did you happen to visit Tent Rocks while you were in the area. One of my all-time favorite places in New Mexico to hike and explore. :)


clairz said...

Yes, Judy, it's very beautiful. Very dry, too. We couldn't drink enough water. The altitude is around 6700 feet, 2500 or so higher than here on the eastern plains of NM. You become very aware of being closer to the sun and seek out shade at every moment.

Lisa, we have never been to Tent Rocks. Right now we are so focused on housing that we just see the realtor and what he has to show us. But we are very excited about all the possibilities in the area.