Shutdown Won’t Stop Us!

We started school for the year with the usual excitement (we’re sure it’s going to be short lived).

 

 

But for now, everyone is excited, especially about the scenery and the weather.

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Texas is huge and we’ve finally made it into New Mexico!

 

 

We were unable to go to Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Guadalupe National Park due to the government shutdown but we were able to do some great hiking in Lincoln National Forest at Sitting Bull Falls!

 

 

 

 

Just down this road are the two National Parks that we’re missing. I guess we have an excuse to come back!

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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…