Monday, November 28, 2011

enchanting

In an attempt to find out just exactly what makes New Mexico the "land of enchantment," we headed down yonder south after Thanksgiving to see if we could find anything more enchanting than Albuquerque.

 Bucket list item checked.

Hello, they have a giant pistachio! I made a goal to see it after I read about a bunch of giantized sculptures around Australia. Awesome and enchanting. DSC_1656.jpg DSC_1765.jpg

 Then onto the best sledding of our lives... in sand. I may never sled in snow again. It was so fast and we didn't start to freeze after ten minutes! Good thing because there was a little bit of this:

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Roman dramatically plopped down and then raised his head to say, "cheeeeeeeese." hahaha

 It was such a fun trip. Sometimes just getting out of town and staying at a hotel over night is just what is needed to cheer everyone up after all our family leaves after Thanksgiving. And I daresay it was a bit enchanting down there in Alamagordo.

9 comments:

laura d said...

even kolt was a little jealous of your white sands trip. someday! cute pics, love the one of roman noodles.

melissa said...

it looks enchanting indeed! sometimes when i think of all of the places i want to go i forget that there are lots of cool places to see that are way closer and easier (ahem, cheaper) to get to in my own state. it's probably that way wherever you are? i'm glad you're having some nm fun.

blogbusters said...

I want to try that sand sledding! How awesome is that?! Miss you guys. I hope you had a great THanksgiving.

Emmy said...

Those Sandhills look so fun!

Sara said...

My family lived there when I was a baby. I love Alamogordo!

Colette said...

what fun! sledding in the sand!

Pam said...

Love your pictures!!! Who knew we had giant pistachios? I'm glad you got to get away. White Sands wasn't like that the last time we were there. Might have to put it on my bucket list!

Caity said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! I'm glad you got away.

Mom of 12 said...

Love that last pic! He is so cute.
Sandy