Friday, September 17, 2010

New Mexico

We're back from our foray into Las Cruces, New Mexico. It was a nice change of pace for a few days: the temperature was wonderful, it was bright and sunny everyday, and I got a reprieve from my allergies. A trip highlight was staying in a room with a fantastic view.
The view from our room
We visited White Sands National Monument. Wow, it was bright, that sand is SO white! Surprisingly it was really cool underfoot, we were walking around very comfortably barefoot. The neatest part about visiting there? They sell sleds that you can ride in a designated area of the park, we didn't get one but we saw a bunch of little kids sledding down the dunes. In hindsight, we totally should have bought some sleds.
Yes, I have very flat feet

Vegetation at White Sands
Tree at White Sands
Picture of me at White Sands, I'm that speck under the tree
My husband also took this picture, this one is much better
I wandered over to El Paso, Texas, and looked at saddleblankets and cowboy boots. Somehow I managed not to buy anything (only because I couldn't pick just one blanket, they have some gorgeous ones at El Paso Saddleblankets). I waved to Mexico too but didn't feel even slightly like visiting. Sorry Mexico, but your border is a little scary right now.

Since my husband was there on a business trip we didn't get to Roswell, Albuquerque, or Santa Fe. I guess that means we'll just have to go to New Mexico again.


  1. I went to New Mexico (from Nova Scotia, Canada) about 15 years ago and LOVED it. Sounds like a great trip.

  2. Hi Carol, I really like it out west too. I can now say that I've been to all the states in the southwest, now I just need to decide which state I'll go back to next.

  3. Great pictures! So beautiful. The sand is soooo white...

  4. Beautiful pics. Amazing how white that sand is.

  5. If you go you need to have sunglasses, if you don't that white sand is a little painful. I think I've got some more permanent squint lines from the trip because I forgot mine.