Sunday, June 28, 2009
Day 2...Off to El Paso
Seriously, I woke up and wiped the sandpaper from my eyes. I really wanted to sleep in, but I knew today would be a long drive. No bikers in spandex shorts today...I was thrilled. I took my kids swimming last night at the hotel...it was 107 at 9pm and they kept trying to get into the hot tub. I told them they were crazy and no parent would be caught dead letting their children climb into the hot tub in THAT heat!!! unbeknownst to me a family was in the pool area and the parents let their two smaller children climb into the hot tub. After the dirty looks were wiped from their faces as I lectured my children on the health issues with people using the hot tub in that heat. Open mouth, insert foot. Fabulous!!!
While in Arizona we passed up the world famous Picacho Peak. What?! You've never heard of it?! Let me illustrate that msot of you do....it was the inspiration of the location for the book..The Host by Stephenie Meyer.
Afterwards we drove by Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch...no I'm not kidding!!! if I had the room I would've bought an ostrich egg to make for family breakfast next week!!!Maybe next time!!!
To me one of the most beautiful sights of the drive is Texas Canyon in Arizona. Today Molly asked me if the mountain was real. It is so incredibly beautiful the way nature has sculpted the rocks...now remember. I'm I a mountain girl, I like trees, lakes, water...not dirt, sand and cactus. however, this canyon when you catch it at sunrise is incredible. Rich reds and browns surround you. truly a sight to behold!!!
Tomorrow I will arrive and see my hubby for the first time in 3 months and then I am off to the task of finding a job. Let the hunt begin!!!