Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Three Rivers Petroglyphs

One era's graffiti is another era's history lesson. I did have that thought as I visited the Three Rivers Petroglyphs Park near Tularosa, New Mexico today. Might as well, the winds picked up and it looked like White Sands was going to blow away. The mountains to the west of Alamogordo were not even visible due to the dust and sand in the air. So, I visited the Petroglyphs. They are really fascinating. What were the people who created these thinking? What do the pictures on the rocks mean? Some pictures depict animals, some perhaps are landscapes as one appeared to be an image of the mountains to the east. I also had an observation that the workers at the tourist sites in New Mexico must be some of the friendliest I have ever encountered. The staff person at White Sands took the time to draw a map of photographic locations at White Sands. The staff person at Three Rivers Petroglyphs was equally helpful.

1 comment:

SNiedzwiecki said...

Looks like you are having a GREAT adventure out there, Tom! Keep up the fun stories and that shutter snapping away!