Bosque del Apache, New Mexico

Bosque del Apache Red Sunset

Bosque del Apache is over 55,000 acres of managed lands for the benefit of migratory birds.  Through a network of dams and canals, fields are flooded providing a rest stop and food for tens of thousands of snow geese and sandhill cranes.
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White Sands National Monument

Yucca and White Sands Thunderhead

 

Periodic trips to Alamogordo, New Mexico are required so we can visit our s-t-u-f-f  tucked away in a dusty storage shed.  Each time we swing open the door, we are a bit surprised at the items we have saved while unable to find some other needed treasures.  When visiting Alamogordo, we get our fill of Mexican food at Margo’s and visit White Sands National Monument.
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Perast, Montenegro

 

Our Lady of the Rock church, Perast Montenegro

Our Lady of the Rocks church, Perast, Montenegro

Perast is a small fishing village in Montenegro consisting of a single street which runs along the Bay of Kotor.  Driving this road in the early morning fog in my rental car, I was shocked to learn this narrow lane was actually a two lane road.  The wild gesturing of the locals convinced me this was true.
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Sarajevo Thirty-Two Years after the Olympics

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The toboggan run from the 1984 Olympics.

Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is famous for three major world events.  1.)  The assassination of Austrian Archduke Ferdinand, the event which sparked World War I.   2.)  Sarajevo Olympics of 1984   3.)  The Siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War, 1992 – 1995.
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The Mostar Bridge in Bosnia

The Stari Most (English Old Bridge) of Mostar at dusk.

The Stari Most (English: Old Bridge).  Notice the Christian cross on the hillside in the upper right and Muslim mosques below.

Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina is all about its famous old bridge, Stari Most.  This bridge served as a link between the two sections of the city of Mostar, Catholic and Muslim, for over 425 years.  It was destroyed by the Serbs and Croats fighting the Siege of Mostar during the Bosnian War in 1993.
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