I just returned from my adventures to New Mexico. Right now, my project at work covers a geography consisting of New Mexico, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. I haven't spent much time in any of these states, so I was excited to explore and see what the "Land of Enchantment" had to offer.
But as always, before I embark on any work travels, I get homesick. I don't want to leave. I don't want to pack. I don't want to wait in airports. And, we had so much fun the weekend before I left that I was sure my family was going to spend their days crying missing me.
|Evan's first trip to the Pumpkin Patch|
|The non-hay ride hay ride!|
|Love these two.|
|Fun day out with Grandma and Grandpa|
|This was taken about .5 seconds before Evan threw that apple at my head.|
|Evan walks through the pumpkin patch saying, "A pumpkin. Another pumpkin. Another pumpkin!"|
|No service. No roads. My car is the blue triangle, but you can tell that isn't providing much help.|
Then the fun started! Brian flew out to join me for the weekend so we could hang out and explore New Mexico. We spent time in Downtown Santa Fe, visiting St. Francis Cathedral, the oldest in the U.S., built in 1610.
|This church had "Love Each Other Completely" on the front alter and in the back above the door.|
|The view from our hotel room. The sun hit the mountains so beautifully.|
|View from our hotel in Santa Fe.|
|Along the trail.|
|Awesome picture of my thumb. This was the mountain we hiked down...and then back up.|
|The paths that led to the kivas.|
|On our way up....hot and thirsty.|
|Lunch at Cafe Pasqual's.|
|Hanging out at Robinette's Apple Orchard.|
|Enjoying cider and doughnuts.|
|Playing with bubbles at the Children's Festival.|
|Driving the fire truck.|
|Captaining the ship with Boompa.|
|Visiting the Downtown Farmer's Market with Nana. I love that his "lovey" is tucked into Nana's pocket.|