Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year

 Another year starts! That is always an exciting thing to imagine the new adventures and accomplishments in the year to come. This Holiday season we went to Southern California in our new to us 36 foot Raptor Toyhauler. How fun to have all that space when we set it up in the campgrounds. We are so used to the little 22 foot Terry with no sliders that we felt like it was very spacious and the four of us were not crowed at all. Leaving California we had winter storms chasing us across Southern Arizona and New Mexico. We spent one night at Organ Pipe National Monument. This is a beautiful park in Southern Arizona. We will defiantly visit again when we have more time.

 Next stop on the way home was Kartchner Caverns near Benson Arizona. We got a dusting of snow overnight the first of the two nights there. I took a hike with my daughters around the hills where the cavern is. It gave us a nice perspective after the cavern tour.
 Our last stop was Cabello State Park in New Mexico. You can see from the photo that the snow storms finally caught us. This is a beautiful park and is know for the birding. We did not have time to do much other and stop for the night. In the morning when the snow melted a bit we hightailed it north to Albuquerque and then to the East Mountains home.

This was a quick trip to visit relatives and did not offer opportunity to do much in the way of hiking. We did squeeze in some nice walks and short hikes. It was great in that there were some nice places we know we need to go back to and spend more time.

Now that the new year is here it is time to work on my bucket list for 2015. I gave up resolutions some years back and went to goals. This year I am doing a "bucket list" for the first time. I have a few ideas already but will spend a little time thinking and beginning to plan some great adventures. With the new toyhauler we will really have a great home base when we go off to have some fun times.

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