We were in New Mexico in the beginning of last week. We had only one day to see Old Towne Santa Fe and to our delight stumbled on the United State's oldest church (1610) and other beautiful sites, including another older catholic church, a quaint shopping area and the state capital. (Ok, that last one was planned..) :)
Wednesday we visited Carlsbad Caverns. My girls are telling everyone this was their favorite part of our trip so far - which I find funny because they spent more time making an imaginary world inside the cave with conversations then they did admiring it for what it was. I think the imaginary world of them being the first explorers and finding fairy homes was much more interesting to them!
It was very impressive and only the finest of cameras could do it justice. Here are a few that hopefully captured the magnitude and beauty of this place.
That same day we drove into Texas. We were on a less traveled road and had wide open spaces for miles. Josh has formed the habit of filling up the tank when we have long travel days because there are often stretches of land where only semi trucks and untouched land fill the spaces.
While in Texas we stayed with friends, Genea and Mark Faught. We were taken out for a Texas BBQ dinner and had rolls with sausage and cherry jam every morning. Genea took us out to her brothers property (100 acres) and the girls fell in love with their cat and the open spaces to run.
The picture of the girls talking closely is them discussing who was brave enough to climb the 3 story playhouse and risk what kind of creatures might be hiding in it. I nominated myself and they quickly followed. :D
Some of the interesting things we have seen were entire towns built with buildings that had flat roofs - you would never see this in WA, with all the rain we have!
The vegetation is of course different...and they have the perfect dew drenched wheat stocks for "fairies to take showers in" - (according to our daughters). Here is a visual for you. ;)
We will be in Texas through Christmas. We are currently at the Tlyer, Texas YWAM base. Guess what was for breakfast? Yup - Sausage and biscuits!
Merry Christmas Y'all!
12/16/2014 02:52:55 am
thank you for keeping us updated. your doing a great job Marilyn.
12/16/2014 02:57:58 am
Marilyn.............Perfect! Thank you so much for this post. I can imagine the girls talking about fairies in the Caverns. I am so glad that you made it. I expected that it would be the best part of the trip so far. Well worth the drive. I really appreciate the comments about the difference between New Mexico and Washington. I am glad that you are talking about those things with the girls...making this a very good school-on-the-road!
12/16/2014 12:54:46 pm
You are doing great on the blog, Marilyn. I can't believe you've only been gone for 10 weeks; it seems like forever.
12/16/2014 06:09:54 pm
12/17/2014 03:36:08 am
I will have to share this with Bronte and Brendan...Love how the girls use their imagination in the caves.. priceless memories..:)
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