Monday, June 22, 2009

Vacation 2009 Recap

After such a long day on Sunday, we all got up Monday to do some sightseeing in the area. Richard was in search of a fishing sight named Coyote Creek and led us down a very bumpy dirt road. After we found that the road was leading to no where, the girls headed back to Angel Fire while the guys continued their quest to locate Coyote Creek. When we got to Angel Fire, we went to see some sights around Angel Fire and this is known as the AFLAC house. A multi million dollar home owned by a top executive of AFLAC:
After the guys returned from their search, we all headed out to see the Enchanted Circle. The first stop was Taos, where we had a yummy lunch at:

After lunch and a stop at Walmart to get fishing licenses for Uncle D and Richard, we headed for the Rio Grande River Gorge. It was an awesome sight that my pictures don't do justice:

After a while at the Rio Grande River Gorge, we headed to Red River where we enjoyed some ice cream at:

After Red River we headed back to Angel Fire to enjoy some Taco Soup that Bonnie made for all of us. While in Angel Fire, we were able to keep connected with WIFI and laps tops:

Tuesday morning we started our day with a walk around Angel Fire. Most of the roads are uphill and make for a good workout. While walking we saw some pretty sights:

We then headed out to the first Vietnam Memorial ever established between Angel Fire and Eagle's Nest:

From the Vietnam Memorial the Bakers headed out for the rest of their vacation to include Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park. We truly enjoyed their fellowship. The rest of us headed to view a house that is for sell and hopefully our new friends will be blessed to buy:

Wednesday, Richard, Bonnie, Uncle D and I headed out do a little fishing. We all caught at least one fish each at the gravel pit lakes:
Then we headed to the Palisades where Richard and Uncle D were able to do some fly fishing:

After our fishing we headed back to clean up and get ready to go to Taos, NM for church with a precious young couple who are church planters there.
Thursday was a lazy day at the condo. Richard did go do some fishing. Later that day, Uncle D and Richard installed a new stove and microwave at the condo. That evening we shared delicious Chinese meal with other friends that came from Borger to Angel Fire for the weekend.
Friday morning, we started our trip home, the first leg to Borger. The following are some sites that we saw as we travelled:

Saturday, we headed out from Borger and made our way back home arriving about 2:30.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Vacation 2009 Second Leg - Travel to Angel Fire

Sunday morning after SS and church we headed our caravan of 3 cars and 8 people towards Angel Fire. Below are a few pictures of our day:

After packing up after church we drove 40 minutes to Dumas to lunch at DQ. Boy was that Blizzard good. Here Uncle D is putting a new tail light into our friends car:
Along the way, we saw several antelopes, cows and horses:

We stopped for a snack break on the side of the road and a few photos ops:

Here are the stream and rock cliffs at the Palisades:

Then a quick ride through the Philmont Boy Scout camp:
Arrived in Angel Fire late and we ended up eating our grilled cheese sandwiches at midnight central daylight savings time. It was a long but fun filled day.

Vacation 2009 First Leg - Travel to the Pan Handle

We left the warm weather at home with great anticipation of the cool weather of Angel Fire, NM. Our travels took us first to the Pan Handle to rendevous with the rest of our vacation buddies. We were greatly blessed when we arrived there to find out that we had another couple traveling with us. A retired pastor and his wife from NC. Here are a few sites we saw traveling to the Pan Handle:

Richard driving the first leg of the trip.

Our first stop to fuel up and rearrange all our stuff we took. You'd think we're were staying longer than a week.

Trains along the way that reminded me that my sister law's retirement this week from BNSF.

This is a hugh cross on I40 between OKC and Amarillo. It was quite impressive.

They had several sculptures on the grounds depicting the last day of Christ's life.

Then on to spend the night Saturday with our new friends and host.

Friday, June 12, 2009

My Good Friends

This week my good friends took their whole family to church camp and someone snapped their family picture:

God has truly blessed our lives with this great family. We love each and every one of them.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Church Camp

Our church left this morning going to camp for the week. One of my facebook friends uploaded some pictures from the day. Thought I would steal a few and share:

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Week in Review

Worked a full week which went fairly well. The person that I back up was off Thursday and Friday so it was kinda crazy on those days but I lived through it. Our long awaited refrigerator was delivered Thursday and is everything I thought it would be except there is no light in the freezer. Oh well, nothing is freezing in the refrigerator section so I'm good. Today was promotion Sunday at our church and I buy bibles for all my kindergarteners that are going into first grade. I took 7 bibles today, I'm going to miss my kindergarteners. Our Sunday School class doesn't have any kindergarteners this year so we will be splitting girls and boys each Sunday. Today, I had the boys and they were a lot of fun.
We ate at a new place today at lunch and it was really good. I would recommend Firehouse Subs. Here is a cute picture of my little friend and her uncle:

We are now expectantly looking forward to our vacation. It won't be long til we head to the mountains.