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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spring Break - Part 2

My trip is wrapping up. Tomorrow, I hit the road and make my way back to get the kids. Speaking of the kids...This little boy is not so little anymore:

He turns 8 today!

He told me he got a bicycle from his dad and that it DIDN'T have training wheels. He was worried about falling.

He would have loved going to this place with me:

White Sands Missile Range Museum

This would have been even more fun:

White Sands National Monument

If you have never been to it or don't know much about it, you can learn more here. That is gypsum sand, not snow which is why the kids are barefoot and wearing shorts.

I didn't come ready to play ( I sure will next time ), so I stopped to take some pictures instead.

As you can see, it was a very bright day.

After some time in the sun, we headed to the historical town of Old Mesilla. Everywhere you go, you will find references to Billy the Kid. But the most beautiful part of the town is the Basilica of San Albino Roman Catholic Church.

It was the perfect time of day with the sun setting behind the church. Just as we were leaving one of the many gift shops, the bells that date back to the 1870s began chiming that is was six o'clock and then played a beautiful tune. This building is the center of this town's traditional square which is surrounded by restaurants, jewelry stores, art galleries and gift stores. At times you will find the square filled with vendors selling various goods. If you are ever in Southwest New Mexico, head on down to Mesilla. You won't be disappointed.


Andre Rodriguez said...

Looks like fun. Happy Birthday to James!

Roban said...

Wow, James was a little thing when I first "met" you! Time flies, doesn't it? Your trip looks like a lot of fun, and I'm sure spending time with their dad was important for the kiddos.

Happy safe travels!

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