Avoid New Mexico in April – it tends to be windy. This advice, read somewhere, was rattling around in my head as I headed out for another week-long drive around the countryside. Despite the wind, which blew hard on several days, presented here are the best of the photographs were taken during that week. In fact, so many photos were taken that I've split them into three galleries. One for the photos I took along most of the trip, a special gallery for the Carlsbad Caverns shots, and gallery containing highlights from the 2009 Taos Ski Valley Pond Skimming competition.