Saturday, January 21, 2012

Such beautiful country ...

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico

Wendell and I went to City of Rocks State Park today.  This picture was taken there.  I took LOTS of pictures there.  It was a beautiful sunny day with the temp 65 degrees at lunch time.  We ate a picnic lunch in the park. 

We took a country road south out of town, Ridge Line Road, sort of a short cut (yeah, right honey ...).  But as it turned out it was a good short cut and a lovely road.  Along the way today we picked up three geocaches.  A nice little extra.  This state park is on a secondary state highway with little traffic.  I drove after lunch and was able to go about 45 mph so we got to see a lot.  The highway borders the Mimbres River and there are several apple orchards along the way.  Also three lovely little Catholic churches, San Juan, San Rafael and San Jose.  We came across a winery, La Esperanza, and did some tasting -- also some buying.  Fun!

I'm going to post some pictures I've taken the past few days in the right side column.  Enjoy.

Now for some not so good news.  My brother called yesterday a.m. to tell me that mother fell and broke her leg again, same leg but below  the previous break.  I don't know how this will impact our time here but that isn't important.  Just this; please pray for my mother.  Thank you.