Monday, July 6, 2009

New Mexico, Day 1

I was quite sad to leave my BFF, Kansas, today but our parting got less sweet when I went into McDonalds and the girl working there couldn't understand English.


The drive through the Oklahoma panhandle was flat and uneventful. I must say it didn't displace Kansas' place in my heart.

It would have been a great straight place for me to drive, but at 1,700 miles I am still relegated to the passenger's seat.

Here are some pix to show you what we've been doing.
This is a wonderful book, but you must LISTEN to it:

I have Kansas. Checkered has his GPS.
Riding with the windows down:



And then there was New Mexico. Beautiful, amazing New Mexico which makes me cognizant of my inability to capture its magic with either camera or words. Tomorrow we explore Santa Fe and Bandolier National Park.


FYI: We've been in two Walmarts today and two yesterday. We're crazy.

15 comments:

Laura ~Peach~ said...

walmarts the same pretty much everywhere!!! thats a good and bad thing...
looks like fun and dontcha love the gps... i love mine it makes me laugh as it shows me which way to go!
make a safe u turn as soon as possible... LMAO!

ladyfi said...

Kansas looked great (in your former post). Those mountains in New Mexico are very dramatic!

Hope you get behind the wheel soon.

Decadent Housewife said...

Keep safe.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I'm jealous. Looks like you guys are having a blast.

Mental P Mama said...

What a wonderful trip!

claudia said...

I was a passenger this weekend, which is really different for me. AND for the first time since I was a little girl I fell asleep in the car on the way home! I don't know that I could do 1700 miles in the passenger seat.
I have heard New Mexicao is beautiful. Can't wait to see your pictures from there.

Living on the Spit said...

Isn't it wonderful to see the contrast betweent he states? Is there a difference between the Walmarts as well? I have only been to our Walmarts...I am a little jealous.

Glad you are all surviving and I can not wait to hear more about it.

Sue said...

Sounds like a great roadtrip! I mean who wouldn't love to go to 4 Walmarts and a Sonic!? I recently got back from Texas and I had to drop $100 in the Target there even though it looked very similar to the one at home.
I would go beserk if I couldn't drive. Tell Checkered to hand over the wheel. Although, it is harder to look at all the scenery when you are driving!
Be safe! And keep having FUN!

Jeannelle said...

Another great posting of your travels. I think your family could hire out to do a travelogue book or TV show. Love the shot of the boys whiling away their time in the back seat. I've heard NM is so very beautiful....will look forward to seeing more scenery in "New Mexico, Day 2"! Contined safe travels to you!

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

My grandmother was just telling me yesterday about that potato peeling society book. Is it as wonderful as she says it is?

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

I am catching up on posts after filling a big order last week and not being able to read blogs.

I LOVE road trips when other people take them! I have driven in Kansas and was shocked to look down and see that I was going 100 MPH. I blame it on the flat roads.

Louise said...

You look like you're having a really great time...

Betty said...

The boys look like they were enjoying the ride....
Hope the rest of your trip goes well!

jojo said...

I can't wait to hear about Santa Fe...I've always wanted to go there..;p

Evansmom said...

Thanks for sharing your adventure with us. It sounds like a great time. My husband does 99% of the driving too. I enjoy the ability to look around. :)