Sunday, October 16, 2011

Road Trip Day 1-2 & Get Better card for Gabby

cadillac ranch1
We came back from our weeklong road trip to NM, CO, WY, KS, NE, OK!!  I plan to share pics a little at a time as I have time to upload & share with you.  We had a great time visiting friends, getting geocaches, relaxing, enjoying God’s beautiful landscape and spending time together.  When we got back yesterday, we took a 2-hr long nap! 
cadillac ranch2These picture were taken Oct 8 at the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, TX. There was a Geocache here. We had to figure out which tires did not move on the buried Cadillacs and as you can see, it was muddy from all the rain we got! Can’t tell you which vehicles tires did not move or we would give it away! Everyone is welcome to spray paint the vehicles so we borrowed some from some people painting and wrote our geocaching initials and the date on this Cadillac. It was fun!
On the morning of Sunday Oct 9 we left early to get to New Mexico.  It’s always fun to get welcome signs on a road trip, unfortunately not all of them are readily available to get pictures of.  The weather was nice. 
We stopped in Santa Fe to visit a quilt shop and grab a late lunch NM mtnsand made it our friend’s house in Vadito (South of Taos) at 6:30 p.m. – out on the road almost 12 hours!  Here are some views of the beautiful mountains!

NM mtns 2It was gorgeous seeing the snow capped mountains!  I was happy we were able to get some great, clear photos even driving up to 75 mph! 

the bells
Here is a picture of our friends Carolien and Chris who moved to NM 5 years ago, and thanks to facebook we’ve been keeping in touch.  But, there is nothing like reuniting with good friends and it be like no time had passed at all!  We met them over 10 years ago when we were in a motorcycle group together.  Carolien is from Holland  rides her own bike!  They just celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary! 
They have 1 dog named Jester (can’t believe I didn’t get a picture of him!) and 2 Alpacas that we were able to feed when we got there.  Their names are Ben & Jerry but I can’t remember which one John is feeding.  They are cute. 

indian dinner
Dinner was delicious! Carolien is a vegetarian and loves Indian food like us so when she asked us what we wanted to eat for dinner, it was a no brainer! She made all the food from this Indian Slow Cooker cookbook which we plan to get! Everything was yummy! Just wish I had been more hungry but due to our late lunch, I wasn’t.
leaving NM snow
Since it had snowed a few days earlier, we did get to enjoy seeing some snow on the ground.  Our friend Chris actually works at a ski resort, Sipapu, as the assistant general manager so he gets to enjoy the snow all the time!  His job sounds so interesting but also physically demanding and the hours are LONG during the ski season.  What is so cool is that most days their dog goes to work with one of them!  He gets lots of attention at the resort from the patrons. 
leaving NM
I’ll leave you with one more gorgeous photo of our view driving through the rest of New Mexico.  I think this one should be framed! 

gabby get better
Now I have a card to share I made today!  This is for my sweet niece Gabby who fractured her clavicle on Tuesday evening, bless her heart.  She fell off a bench sideways on her shoulder.  It just breaks my heart to hear her in pain.  She didn’t want her mommy to tell anyone what happened though because she didn’t want anyone to worry about her!  She sounds just like my sister!!  She will still get to perform in her dance recital (the teacher modified movements for her) that it in a few weeks.  The Dr. said it may take up to 8 weeks for the fracture to heal, but we are praying for a quicker recovery!  I used Under the Weather by Gina K Designs.  The designer paper is My Mind’s Eye, Tickled Pink. 
Thanks for stopping by; stay tuned for more vacation pics!  For the record, I am not ready to go back to work tomorrow.  Pin It

1 comments on "Road Trip Day 1-2 & Get Better card for Gabby"

The Vannoy Family on 9:16 PM CDT said...

Yahoo! So honored to have you and John grab our geocache in Childress, TX - that was SO COOL! So glad you made it back home safe and sound! Wishing you a great week ahead!

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