19 Mar Two unusual places to visit, suggested by the Doyle-Désy family
Our nomadic ambassadors, the Doyle-Désy family, visited two unusual places during their various trips. Here we share some of their experiences.
Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
Have you heard of the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve on the Snake Plain in Central Idaho?
The Doyle-Désy family stopped there last October and were really impressed by the place which, we have to admit, is out of this world because it literally feels like landing on the moon.
By the way, did you know that the astronauts on the Apollo 14 mission went there in order to get to know the rock formation? Precisely because they are comparable to those of the moon?
At Craters of the Moon, it is possible to camp on site to explore the different caves and tunnels formed by the lava. However, spaces are first come, first served.
The Three Rivers Petroglyph site
There are apparently more than 21,000 petroglyphs (stone carvings) at the Three Rivers Petroglyph site. It is located halfway between Tularosa and Carrizozo, in Otero County, on Highway 54 in New-Mexico.
The Doyle-Désy family made a stop there last November and they sent us images that are rather very intriguing.
These stone date back about a thousand years and they were engraved by the Native American people Jornada Mogollon.
This is a very intriguing and mysterious place to discover. Hours can be spent discovering everywhere you go on the site, there are a multitude of petroglyphs.
An interesting game to try while visiting is to try to guess what each petroglyph means. Especially if you are with children.