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Vacation Fun


Friday, May 17, 2013

What a great time we had on vacation! The only thing that was wrong was that it wasn't long enough, but then that's always the case. I won't bore you with an incredibly long blog. Instead, I'll add a few blogs over the next few days that will be mostly pictures. After all, they say a picture is worth a thousand words!

We landed in Albuquerque on May 6th and my sister picked us up from the airport. After having lunch, we picked up the small travel trailer we rented and headed south toward Caballo Lake. The weather was beautiful! We spent three nights there, so this first blog will include pictures from those three days.


The little trailer we rented parked at our campsite at Caballo Lake.


View of the lake from our campsite. I'm pretty sure we had the best spot there.


Sunset on Caballo Lake from our campsite.


Tommy out hiking


We drove over to White Sands the second day to watch the sunset there. Tommy was waving at my sister in this picture.


White Sands sunet


White Sands sunset. I really do believe this is one of the most peaceful places I've ever been and was so happy to be able to take Tommy back to enjoy it.


My sister taking sunset pictures.

What a wonderful three days we had there. Next we headed to Rock Hound State Park just outside of Deming, New Mexico where we spent the next three nights. I'll post pictures from those three days tomorrow. Now it's back to work tonight so I have to get ready.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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ADEWYN 5/21/2013 7:36AM

    so beautiful!!!!! looks like a great time!! emoticon

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_JODI404 5/19/2013 9:17PM

    Looks and sounds like such a wonderful vacation!!

The view of the lake from your campsite was beautiful!

It's so great to see Tommy out hiking and enjoying! All of the photos are stunning, as usual. The one of the White Sands sunset (the one after the one of Tommy waving) is absolutely breathtaking and magnificent! What wonderful memories you must have from this peaceful and beautiful place!

Thanks for taking the time to share!! I love seeing these beautiful places!

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LIBBYG7 5/19/2013 11:30AM

    Magnificent, magnificent ----- on so many levels......

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SHESMITH1 5/18/2013 6:15PM

    Beautiful pictures - as always! I'm glad you and Tommy were able to get back to a place special to you and make more memories!
Looking forward to more pix.

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KAYOTIC 5/18/2013 3:26PM

    New Mexico is on my hit list of places I'd like to visit, thanks for sharing your pics!

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GOLFGMA 5/18/2013 8:25AM

    This vacation must have been one of your best ever! The White Sands sunset pictures were extraordinary . Can't wait for the rest! emoticon

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THINAGIN2 5/17/2013 6:11PM

    I am glad that you had such a great time! Thanks for sharing your pictures.

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WORLDSERIES11 5/17/2013 5:02PM

    Beautiful pictures Cindy!! Sounds like you had a wonderful time...look forward to seeing the rest of your trip!

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LIVINGFREE19 5/17/2013 4:45PM

    Sounds like a very fun trip and it was very beautiful! Love the pics!

I can hardly wait to see the rest of the pics in the blogs!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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DOODIE59 5/17/2013 3:52PM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time, and the photos are fantastic! -- Do you mind if I show your photos to my husband? I'll have to add white sands to my list of "Places to Visit":)
Deirdre

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LINDAKAY228 5/17/2013 3:35PM

    Oh so awesome! Love the pics! I didn't know you were going to be down so close or maybe I could have driven to meet you for a little bit or something. I haven't been to the White Sands Monument area since I was a child, but keep intending to go there. I have been to the White Sands Missile Range, which is the military base once a year for the last 4 years for the Bataan Death March Memorial but that's quite a ways from the area with the white sands. The sunset looks so beautiful! Looking forward to your next picks!

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NORWOODGIRL 5/17/2013 2:25PM

    Sounds like a great trip. What a wonderful spot to find peace and reconnect with the natural world! The pictures are great. I've never been to that area of the U.S. Fascinating and beautiful. Looking forward to seeing more.

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SUSANNAH31 5/17/2013 11:32AM

    That area does have a special beauty - and your photos show it for all to see.
Glad you enjoyed your trip.




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SARAHTAIT 5/17/2013 11:26AM

    Loved reading about your vacation and the photos are great. Thanks for the share..I look forward to more!

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