It's Sunday morning, and we are on day 3 of our cross country adventure. Marty, Derek and Devlin are all still sleeping. I think the drive is finally catching up with everyone. We discussed hitting the road and moving on to Amarillo, but I decided we needed a day of rest. Amarillo is 305 miles away which will be the longest drive yet. I am catching up with clients and coaches this morning, while everyone else is still asleep. I have a few appointments this evening, so I want to venture out this afternoon for a few hours while I have the time. The kids have all done amazing on this drive!
Yesterday we made an impromptu stop to the Petrified National Park. It was really cool. We all got to walk around and stretch our legs. The view was beautiful. The described the mountain views like a watermelon. As the mountains slope down they are red, and at the top it's filled with green brush.
Last night we headed into downtown New Mexico. We stumbled on a concert in the park which was pretty cool. We had some ice cream and walked around. It definitely felt like New Mexico. There was a charming Catholic Church, and several really cute shops. We really wanted to check out the church, as they also had a convent, and a beautiful courtyard, but it was locked during the concert. Derek suggested mass this morning, as the church is the 2nd oldest in New Mexico and still in operation today, but they are all still resting.
We made a Walmart stop to pick up a few items. They sell sparklers! This is exciting for us folks who live in California. We picked up several boxes for the kids to light throughout the trip.
The weather is beautiful right now. It hasn't been too hot yet. We know it's coming but we are loving it for now. We will go through the tour book and make a decision on a museum or head over to Route 66 for a burger for lunch. It looks like they have a Nuclear Science and History Museum that may interest the boys. We didn't take any great shots last night in Old Town. We will definitely take more pictures today to share. We are a little sick of the desert at this point, and we are looking forward to seeing some green.