Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Family Vacation: Angel Fire 2015

The getting ready for baby number two has started to feel a lot like getting ready for Jack - lots of construction taking place! we are working hard on enclosing the back porch... so we can convert the breezeway into a living space so that we can turn the third bedroom into an office for Blair so he won't always have 12 hour days. Not to mention getting Jack's room ready to be a nursery/toddler room. We have two months left to finish!

 In the meantime Blair has settled into his new job and we've bought our first car. We decided we should take our first family vacation before the baby came. We went to Angel Fire and Eagle's Nest lake. One of my favorite places to go in the summer, with 60-50 degree weather, it is a nice break from the heat! Plus, it is only 3 hours from home, making it a good get away place when you are 32 weeks pregnant and only have the weekend to go somewhere.

We took a lovely drive up to the Palisades after clouded up and and began to rain... But we found sunshine. Jack chased a chipmunk and we did not have the kid who fell into the stream - this time... (I know it is coming!)

And stopped at a tiny "museum" on our way back to enjoy the lovely scenery, which also made for some nice family pictures.

And I reveled in the wildflowers - I'd love a garden like this.

 And visitor center's are great for free kid's maps (a huge hit) and coloring pages. Plus who can say no to playing in a sandbox while you learn about wildlife tracks?

And here is the deer that terrified Jack out of his mind... vicious isn't it?!

A walk in the rain after dinner made everything all better though.

We made it to the lake the next day before heading home. Pelican's hang out here...

 And my favorite photo from the trip... This one is going on the wall.