Family Time in New Mexico

30 May

When my nephew travels, he takes thousands of pictures. He takes pictures of everything imaginable, but he doesn’t take any pictures of himself. This drives my parents crazy because they think family vacations should have pictures of family. I understand this, but he doesn’t. Why does he want pictures of people that he sees all the time? He wants scenery and cool stuff.

He went on the trip to New Mexico with me, and I promised them that I would get plenty of pictures of us both. He didn’t want to waste his camera space, so we used mine. These are some of the results.

The first picture was taken at the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial. It is a somber place, and I felt funny taking a touristy picture there.BB-New Mexico 069

Next, we stopped at the big cross in Groom, Texas and sat in on a famous meal.BB-New Mexico 078

After spending the night in Tucumcari, New Mexico, we took a walk around the ghost town of Cuervo, New Mexico. That’s not Jose lurking in the shadows. It’s Trader Dave.BB-New Mexico 085

Later, we went to the shores of the Rio Grande at Coronado State Park.BB-New Mexico 087

We didn’t cross the river. Instead, we climbed to Nambe Falls and found a big rock to sit on.BB-New Mexico 092

Then, we went to the church at Chimayo where there are stories of dirt that heals all wounds.BB-New Mexico 096

The next day was rough for my nephew. He was sick and had to stay behind as we went to Chaco Canyon. However, he bounced back and was able to visit Acoma. We took one picture in front of a kiva.BB-New Mexico 122

We took another picture with Enchanted Mesa behind us. According to the sign, I couldn’t throw my nephew over the edge.BB-New Mexico 123

After Acoma, we drove west to El Morro and had our photo taken on top of that. I kept thinking that the box canyon below would be a great place for a hideout.BB-New Mexico 128

We hiked up the Tent Rocks trail and had another picture made. I’m not sure what the man in the background is doing. He has on a Skipper shirt and a Gilligan hat. That’s all I know.BB-New Mexico 133

The next one did not involve a climb. It involved making our way to the church ruins at Pecos National Monument.BB-New Mexico 141

Finally, we drove to the overlook at White Rock.BB-New Mexico 147

That’s it. That is family time in New Mexico

10 Responses to “Family Time in New Mexico”

  1. frontrangescribbles May 30, 2013 at 03:46 #

    The OK bombing memorial is a very moving sight. Nice pictures

    • Rick May 30, 2013 at 12:56 #

      Thank you. I’ve been there several times, and it never fails to affect me.

  2. Manu Kurup May 30, 2013 at 04:15 #

    Nice pictures. When scrolled down fast, the people don’t change but the background. 🙂
    Seems like you had fun with your nephew. 🙂

    • Rick May 30, 2013 at 12:56 #

      Thanks. We had a great time. I’ll have to check that optical illusion.

  3. paintlater May 30, 2013 at 12:17 #

    Photos without the people just look like postcards, you two are like peas in a pod. Nice memories. Cheers

    • Rick May 30, 2013 at 12:57 #

      Thanks. I’ll tell him about the postcard effect.

  4. John June 1, 2013 at 18:02 #

    This is like “Where in the World Is Rick?”

    • Rick June 1, 2013 at 18:33 #

      I wonder that sometimes myself.

  5. Rick December 15, 2014 at 23:45 #

    “That’s not Jose in the background…” Wow.

    • Rick December 16, 2014 at 01:37 #

      Yeah. Jose Cuervo. Get it?

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