Friday, June 04, 2010

"Hot Bottom!"

We'll be getting on a plane in a few weeks and heading to New Mexico! My sister-in-law will be teaching at a university in Albuquerque, so we'll be going out to spend a week with her, my nephew Hunter, and my mother-in-law. We're also planning on spending a little time in Santa Fe and Taos.

(closeup of a page from my scrapbook album)

My sister-in-law also taught there in 2002 when Alex was still 1. (Isn't she adorable???) This is our most memorable photo from the trip because of what happened when we took this photo. I thought this rock looked like a great spot to put my little darling. I plopped her down to take a photo, snapped the shot, and she said "Hot Bottom!" Yikes! I hadn't even checked. That rock was hot!! Oh... I felt so bad. And now, somehow, we still often find reasons to use that phrase, "hot bottom." (Silly us!)

Anyway, if you have any ideas of places to do, things to see, food to eat, etc, while we are in New Mexico, please let me know. And, we are "studying up" on petroglyphs and deserts, but I'd like to study a few more things before we go on our trip and am looking for ideas in that area, too. If you have resources for either of those topics or other things you think we might be interested in, I'd love to hear from you! Thanks!


Dana said...

Poor, hot bottom! Ouch! What an adorable scrapbook page - she is so cute! My sister lives in NM, near the southern border, and one of her favorite things when they moved down there were the roadrunners! They have one that comes around once in a while.

Rhonda said...

What a little doll! Poor baby and her hot bottom. Ouch! I love the scrapbook page. Great work! I am sure that y'all are going to have a wonderful trip and I can't wait to hear all about it.

lahbluebonnet said...

Wow! You might like to get your hands on the out of print Nancy Rue Christian Heritage (history) series of the Hutchinson Family. They set of 6 follows a different generation of the Hutchinson family and is chock full of history and adventure and choices to turn to Christ. The sets are the Salem Years (pre witch trials), Williamsburg Years (American Revolution), Charleston Years (Civil War), Chicago years (Roaring Twenties to Great Depression), and Santa Fe Years (WWII). The Santa Fe years also talks about the Native Americans in the area and the huge art population and the misson, architecture and Mexican food.

We saw a volcano on our drives to Colorado. It's actually a NPS (I think or state park) and you can drive to the top.

There's a great awe inspiring train ride between Colorado and NM. Hmmmm, that's all I can think about.

Liese4 said...

National Museum of Nuclear Science and History (formerly National Atomic Museum):
Address: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM

Santa Fe's Loretto Chapel - Miracle Staircase Gravity-Defying Staircase:
Address: 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM [Show Map]
Directions: One block southeast of the downtown plaza.
Phone: 505-982-0092

Albuquerque Events and Festivals

New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair - late June, showcasing works from over 200 New Mexican artists. Held at the State Fairgrounds

St. Anthony Feast Day - mid-June, festivities in the pueblos

Summerfest - Saturday evenings in June, celebrations of cultural diversity featuring food, entertainment, arts and crafts and more

jenpar3 said...

Georgia o'keefe museum. Never been- but hope to soon, in Santa Fe, I believe.

Robin said...

Yes, Dana! You have to go see the Loretto Chapel. That staircase is beyond beautiful.
I would study up on southwestern art and American Indian cultures, too. There are so many museums that you can go to while you are there.
This is my favorite trip that we've taken within this country.
You're going to love it, too!

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