Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"New Mexico"

(by Andrew Osenga) New Mexico - Photographs





Last week we were able to cross something off my list! Every summer when I was a kid, we took a trip to New Mexico to see my dad's family. We would also go to White Sands & Carlsbad Caverns, and it was always so much fun! For years, Christopher & I have been talking about taking the kids, and we were finally able to do it! It worked out perfectly to go to my cousin Kirby's wedding in Big Spring on our way to my aunt's house in New Mexico.

That Monday, we went to White Sands!


It was terribly hot, but Cody thoroughly enjoyed digging in all the sand...


& Elizabeth enjoyed burying him in it!


My dad came with us, too!


Then on Tuesday, we went to Carlsbad Caverns:


We started out by taking the Natural Entrance Self-Guided Tour:


Fortunately, the bats were all asleep in The Bat Cave!


After lunch, we toured Kings Palace with Tammy the Tour Guide:


Pictures from my camera could never do any of it justice...


Every shot that had people in it turned out terrible, so I'll close with one final [people-less] photo:


We hit up two National Parks in two days, and I'm hoping two kids now have memories that will last a lifetime! :)

Amy

5 comments:

Brooke said...

jay and i always find a national park on vacation. :) they are so interesting!

RR Mama said...

So glad you were able to go! I've been keeping up with you but just now had time to comment. Oh what I wouldn't give for some of that white sand on our beaches!!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

OH my gosh... that looks like so much fun! Your family is beautiful! That sand is amazing. You couldn't pay me to even peek into that bat cave! lol

Amanda said...

Yay for crossing something else off the list! Looks like you guys had a great time!! What a great looking little family!!!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

I can totally see why you wanted to go back and show the kids! What an awesome place. I've never been to New Mexico but you sure make me want to! Love the photos :D