As most of you know, we were on holiday last week. It is good to be back. Our trip was awesome. We went to Las Cruces, NM. While there we went to White Sands National Park. It was so beautiful. The whitest sand you will ever see in your life. All that was missing was the ocean. We went to a rescue zoo in Alamogordo, NM. The boys loved it. While in Alamogordo we took the boys to a toy train museum. Arthur was in heaven. They had trains there that were over 100 years old. New Mexico is so lovely. There are moutains in every directions. On our way back to Texas we stopped in West Texas. We stayed in a little college town called Alpine. For a small Texas town it is very progressive. There were some awesome historic buildings, cute cafes and little shops and a wonderful view of West Texas mountains. On our last day we woke up early and went to the Fort Davis Historical Park, we stopped by the Davis Mountains State Park. It was great. It is crazy to see a sign that says look out for bears, mountain lions and havalinas. Thankfully we did not run into any. We had a picnic at the park and then headed to the McDonld Observatory. It was very cool to see. I wish we could have been there at night to observe the stars through the giant telescope. We really enjoyed our trip. After driving 1500 miles it is great to be home. The boys did so good on our trip. I was very impressed since they were in the car for so long.
Oh and I forgot to mention driving to New Mexico. Leaving our city, you never realize how beautiful your state can be until you get out into the rural areas. Driving into west Texas was great. We also stopped by the Guadalupe Mountains which ranges from Texas to New Mexico. All the way to Carlsbad. They were phenomenal. Arthur told us he was going to climb the big mountain. So cute.
And there was a funny yet scary part of our trip. Scary then, funny now. When we left early Sunday morning, Josh strapped the double jogger onto the top of our vehicle. We were driving down I-10 somewhere in West Texas. And the speed limit is 80mph. Crazy. We were going about 75 or less. Well we heard this giant thud and we looked at each other like “oh crap!”. Josh looked in the rear view mirror and in the right lane of I-10 there was our double jogger sitting there. It had flown off, opened up and was there on the highway. Scary! Thankfully it was Sunday and there was minimal traffic. Josh ran and got the jogger. It had some road rash but no serious damage. Whew! No injuries, no new jogger. He strapped it down again. Of course we stopped in El Paso and bought some more bungee cords. Yikes!
Josh running down the shoulder of I-10 with the jogger.
The Guadalupe Mountains. El Capitan.
White Sands, NM
Arthur making sand angels.
An artist painting a beautiful mural for a restaraunt.
Fort Davis National Historic Site
The Davis Mountains
The McDonald Observatory
Our trip was awesome. We took over 200 pictures. We brought all of our own food. We estimated that we saved around $350 by bringing our own meals. And honestly, the Southwest isn’t the most vegan friendly place. At least not the places we travelled. I am glad to be home and back into our daily routine. It was fun. Now I am off to the kitchen to do some Mofo cooking.
peas and love….
Krys and the boys