Friday, 18 October 2019

Weekly Wrap UP 10/18/19--Anniversary Trip to New Mexico

My husband and I try to get away as a couple every couple of years just the two of us to reconnect and to just be together. Since this was our 20th anniversary recently we decided to go away on a trip just the two of us.  My husband's dream is to retire in New Mexico one day so we decided to go back and visit and visit a few areas that we might consider living in one day.  In addition we took a few side trips and saw some interesting sites.

Our first day we woke up very early and drove out to the Trinity site.  They only have it open 2 days a year and it has been on our bucket list to see.  We got to see a beautiful sun rise over the mountains

this site is where the first nuclear bomb was tested.  This monument is made of lava stones and is located very near where the bomb was dropped 

the casing that would have held the bomb 

you can still find lots of TRINITITE stones in the area but there is a large sign saying do not remove stones or face arrest:)

model of Fat man

UP close look at a trinitite stone.  Lots of signs saying that the risk of radiation
 is minimal 

the house that the scientist hide in when the bomb exploded which was about 2 and a half miles away.  It was reported that all the windows blew out of the house but otherwise no further damage was done

It is a very barren location 

ON the way back we visited the famous road runner statue along I-10

Looks majestic from the highway but up close you can see it is made of  scraps and trash.  

We visited a western town called Cloud Croft and had a very nice brunch in a haunted resort 

Magnificent views  

Visited White sands national park.  Walked the dunes and even saw a camel! 

husband drew in the sand to commemorate our 20th wedding anniversary trip:)

Ate a a Whataburger as there are now near us.  Honestly I don't get what the fuss is about this chain from our friends in Texas, lol.  Tastes like any other hamburger joint to me.

Once we retire my husband wants to get another camper and we are interested in this particular company as they are known for making better quality campers.  They don't have any dealers near us so when we saw one on the way somewhere we stopped and took a quick peak to see.

Visited another quaint little town called Silver city and did some shopping

Supposedly Billy the Kid lived here..but honestly every where we went there was a Billy the Kid reference, for a person to live only until 21-22 she sure got around the entire state of NM. lol

While on Vacation my daughter recommended a book for me to read.  This  book is excellent and I have now put it on the list for MarioFan to read.  I finished it on the plane and it was so hard not to cry 

On the way home our plane was delayed for nearly four hours due to engine issues  

We had an amazing trip and it was nice to reconnect as a couple.  The kids did amazing on their own and can't wait for us to leave again, haha. The animals were still alive and the house didn't burn down so it was a success all around.  :)  I left MarioFan with a list of school activities to get done and he accomplished all of them, yay.