Since I’m the type of girl who likes to wish big, I added “see leaves changing color” to the list of what I wanted to see while in Albuquerque. Like the Balloon Fiesta wasn’t enough, right?
I was encouraged when I did some checking on the internet and found that early October was the best time to see leaves change color. To those of you living in places with four distinct seasons, this may not seem like a big deal. I haven’t experienced seasons for over twenty years and sometimes I miss them. Phoenix is a place where I can brag to people about hiking in December without a jacket. It’s not a destination to see autumn colors.
Anyway, we strolled through the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, which cost $3 per car to get in. My husband almost turned the car around to leave and I gave him “the look” before getting out of the car to grab the envelope used to pay the fee. (And he calls me cheap?!)
I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t much leaf color change. I’ve decided I need to go to Vermont to experience the vivid colors of fall 🙂
Where have you seen fall leaves of yellow, orange and red? What time of year?