We have spent just two weekends here in our new home. But both were filled with some local fun. The first weekend, we spent a few hours sledding on sand dunes in the White Sands Monument National Park. It was pretty fun! I don’t think that my kids have ever really been sledding (I know, sad) so this was their first experience sledding. I am looking very forward to hitting up Mt. Charleston this winter, which will be a very quick drive from our new home. There, we will be able to introduce the kids to real sledding. However, our sand-sledding experience was still pretty fun. It’s just a lot harder to lug a sled up the hill when it’s 95 degrees out and the sun is relentless. It was hot and tiring. I have no plans to do it again while we’re here – especially since the summer is only going to get hotter. And I don’t want to spend a ton of time in a place where atomic bombs were tested, because of – you know – all the cancer and stuff. But we did have some fun.
This past weekend, we took a little trip up into the mountains. This is a trip we hope to make many, many times this summer. It was over 20 degrees cooler once we got up there and it was green instead of brown and wet instead of dry and pretty instead of ugly. We didn’t want to leave.
And now you’re all caught up!