Snow: Enjoyed It And Then Escaped It!

Driving into and through New Mexico, we were ecstatic to see the snow all over the ground and in the mountains.

 

 

We were able to enjoy the snow for a few days…9441~29442~29444~2

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We enjoyed some authentic Mexican Food in Gallup.

 

 

And, learned about the Navajo Code Talkers while in town.img_20190111_134305376_burst000_cover_top

Snow is fun to play in and look at, it’s not a favorite of ours to drive in.  So we (once again) changed our plans and decided to leave beautiful New Mexico a couple days early.screenshot_20190111-173852  We drove all the way across Arizona in one day to run from a major storm.

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That didn’t prevent us from visiting a few spots though.

We stopped by the Petrified Forest National Park, and while we couldn’t get in, it was on the way, so we took a chance.

 

 

Visited Wigwam Hotel, inspiration for the movie “Cars.”

 

 

Stopped at a couple Harley Dealerships.

 

 

After a longer than normal driving day, we got to our campground for the next couple days, got some laundry done, and let the kids play in the little area behind our site!

 

 

Until next time…

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Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun, please shine down on, please shine down on us!

F-I-N-A-L-L-Y!! We have some sun and we are soaking it all up.

We don’t start school until next week but we still like to use our time learning, so we visited the Bureau of Engraving and Printing where money is literally printed by the millions daily!

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Couldn’t take but one picture because they don’t allow phones or cameras in the compound.

Stopped at another Harley dealership too!

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In order to keep our trip kid-fun and kid-approved, we caught the new Spiderman movie, and actually it was pretty good.

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AND, we finally were able to go hiking.  We explored Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailways.  The kids received new hiking sticks for Christmas and we all got new hiking shoes/boots, so we were more than ready to put them to use!

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We have finally adjusted to Central Standard Time, right in time to move on to Mountain Standard Time tomorrow😀

Until next time…