There is absolutely nothing open in New Mexico on Christmas Day, which is as it should be. Years ago, we discovered the Bird Sanctuary at Basque del Apache and have made the pilgrimage there every year. Once the snow was so bad it was closed but not this year. It is a wonderful place to see a gazillion birds and maybe an exceptional sunset. This year was a bit sparse as the birds had been shifted elsewhere for reasons we have not a clue about. On the way there we stop at another refuge and wander about…breaks up the trip and gets us out of the car.
From that Morning: