Monday, April 30, 2012

Nature walk and New Skirt

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I can't resist wildflowers, lately coreopsis have been everywhere here, and with a new skirt ,I just had to take pictures. We also encounter many birds(bluejay,finches,mocking bird,sparrows),a tiny frog and a good variety of flowers.

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                                                       Tiny tortured frog
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IMG_6169 016                                                         Passionflower fruit
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IMG_6187 025                                                  Not familiar with this plant,but I love it!
IMG_6189 027                                                                 Another verbena
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IMG_6188 026                      In the end of our walk ,we end up with a beautiful bouquet.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Historical Mesilla, NM

     Mesilla (little tableland) is a historical community in New Mexico,just a few miles from Las Cruces. This little  town is from around 1848,lots of history here. Walking in the street of Mesilla is like travelling  in time, adobe houses, old plaza, and the church as the center of the community is still preserved and alive, the town have many little shops too. One can go picture crazy there.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

New Mexico


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Driving to the park

Our first stop in New Mexico was Las Cruces, for none special reason other then curiosity. Also after 12 hours driving made for a good place to start our vacation. We stay 3 nights on the Hotel Encantado.

 Here what we did and love it :

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The White Sand : this park is called the White Sands National Monument,is about 40 miles from Las Cruces,a easy straight drive.The park is the largest(275 square miles) gypsum dune field in the world.    The dunes are snow white and fills so cool to the touch . All this makes for a fantastic experience! The entrace of the park is also on the old adobe style, very nice for pictures too.


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View from above

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 Here my suggestion, if you plan to visit the park, bring lots of water and something hydrate too like coconut water. The park have very nice picnic areas,just steps way from the dunes,can fill pretty fast. Go early ,because even in a nice day(65 to 70 degrees) can it  feel very hot. Sunblock, hats, sunglasses, beach toys, umbrella, nice folding chairs, kite, ball...are other things to consider. The park also sells slide boards($14),you will want one of those. Many people make a day of it,bring food.

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We love this park so much,that we end up going back the next day.                                                                                              




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Wow, this is a long post, will have to tell about OLD MESILLA in another post.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Back Home!

Back home,needing a vacation from the vacation after travelling more then 3,000 miles in 15 days. But we had the best of times, the goal to rest while on vacation never is accomplished, we are explorers at heart,specially when there are so many beautiful things to see and fun things to do. In the next days I love to share what we did in beautiful New Mexico and Arizona.


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