July was miserably hot in Texas. It gets to a point where nobody wants to go outside. It's even hot inside. The a/c is running non-stop. And it gets old. That's when your typical Texan heads to New Mexico! (I think that most New Mexicans and Coloradans cringe when they see Texas license plates. Oh well.) It's the fastest way to get some relief from the summer heat.
We drove through Roswell on our way to Cloudcroft. Have you ever been to Roswell, NM?
If you're going that way anyway, you should stop and check out the alien museum. It's hilarious. And a little bit creepy if you've been watching The X Files on Netflix. Just sayin'.
Anyway, we stayed for a few days in Cloudcroft, and I was there just long enough to decide that I could live in a blue state if I could have a sweet little cabin in the woods. Seventy degrees in August? I'm in.
We took several long walks and had staring contests with the Aspen trees.
I taught my daughter about depth of field...
And we stayed outside most of the time.
On our last full day, we visited White Sands National Park in Alamogordo. It's a magical place, and something that we should all experience at least once.
We met a really sweet couple from Baltimore, going on a cross-country road trip. I love meeting people while traveling. It gives the trip more of a purpose and pleasure.
So, what have you been up to this summer? Traveled any? New experiences to share? Tell us.