Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Road Trip

Last Monday DOT and I headed to the Land of Enchantment-New Mexico!
The overpasses were more decorative than ours in Colorado.
Lots of Native American labels. Much easier to read things in Spanish!
First stop was Taos where we spent the first night.
Then on to Santa Fe.
I enjoyed the flowers in these high desert areas.
Artists' plaques on the sidewalk.
Georgia O'Keeffe.
Many displays on the sidewalk outside the Palace of the Governors. The spaces are drawn lottery style each morning and the vendors are not assured a spot. The artist must place her/his name on a waiting list if a number is not drawn. All of the work that is sold on this side of the square is of high quality and workmanship is guaranteed.
Adobe style buildings.
On the way home we stopped in Pagosa Springs and soaked in the mineral pools. Then drove and drove to get to the Sand Dunes.
An AMAZING place!! Click on the pictures to enlarge. Loaded the wrong size picture.
We walked in the sandy stream for a while and just marveled at our surroundings. Earlier in the year the water is much deeper and swifter. To see the people that are walking way over on the sand dunes you can click on the picture to enlarge it.
This was the first trip I've taken in many years. I'm glad to be back home, safe and sound, and ready to celebrate the 4th of July and "Grampa's" birthday! #88, I think!


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Marilyn...

Welcome home, my friend! It looks like you and Dot had a great time vacationing in New Mexico! I really enjoyed your photos! I love the adobe buildings...they just fascintate me! We drove throught New Mexico on our way back from Las Vegas in April...I really enjoyed all of the beautiful and colorful roadways. You know, I haven't been to the Great Sand Dunes since I was a young adult. I just remember thinking...where did that big ol' sand dune come from? It just seemed to be so out of place! Hehe! Well my friend, I'm so glad that you and your daughter were able to get away on a little road trip! Thanks for sharing a few of your photos with us!

May you and your family have a Happy 4th of July!

Chari @Happy To Design

Bonnie said...

Enjoyed your pictures. It has been in the 100's in south Alabama this week. Very hot.

New Mexico looks nice. My son just arrived there at Holloman Air Force Base. He will be there until October. He has not sent any pictures.

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