4/16/2014 We drove up the Turqoius Trail. "[The] name comes from the blue-green turquoise first mined by the early
Pueblo people, an agrarian based society dwelling along the Rio Grande
as early as 900 A.D., The stone has become nationally recognized as a
precious stone to be set in silver and gold. The Spanish arrived here as
early as the 1500s. Francisco Vazquez de Coronado was the first of many
explorers in New Mexico. Missionaries. Spanish settlers and
Anglo-Americans all followed and joined the native American Indians
already here. Today the National Scenic Byway is home to many modern day
settlers and host to tens of thousands of visitors a year!"
I didn't take pictures because it looked like about all the rest of New Mexico, rolling hills, mountain vistas and small scrub pine bushes.
Then we stopped for our picnic lunch and then acquired tickets to the Regal Cinema 14 in Santa Fe to see Captain America: Winter Soldier.