Our Dog Jake

Our Dog Jake
Jake's a happy dog

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Back to School Frontier City Fun

Sunday after church was a great time for us to visit Frontier City.
We had not been there in a very long time & the kids got passes from the reading program at the library this summer. I love this pic of them in the log ride. We have one much like this from years ago at Six Flags.
Raven was quite serious at the start of all of the roll-a-coaster rides, but she decided that she likes the lasso ride because it doesn't have a loop.
The Ferris wheel is always a hit for our family!
Luke was marching ahead to the rapids when we stopped for this photo.
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Going Down & Disk Golf

I love this view of Red River on the way down. It is such a nice little town you can see the whole thing from the lifts.


JB & Ben took the lift up a few more times than the rest of us and rode their bikes back down.
The dad's invested in Frisbee disks for golf. This was a course right up their alley.
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Red River Ski Lift - Going Up!

Raven rode up with Daddy.
Luke rode up with me.
We all enjoyed a time at the top.
Raven, Luke & Delia had a snack and watched the squirrels (more critters that are not afraid of humans!!)
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Forest Road off High Road to Taos

We found a beautiful spot to take a rest from 4WDing. There was an open gently sloping meadow to one side and great boulders to play and climb on the other.

This pic doesn't tell the 1/2 of it!
Yeah - 9mph was about average for this part of the trek. It was great fun and just what the FJ was made for.
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

High Road to Taos

We took the High Road to Taos out of Santa Fe. It is a great way to experience the journey in New Mexico. There are all kinds of places to stop and explore along the way.
The Chimayo Santuary
Chimayo, NM was where we found Ortega's family weaving shop and had the privileged of snapping a few photos of their looms and where JB found a great new handmade vest.
We took a National Forest Road that was 4WD and one that really meant 4WD. It was A LOT of fun and the FJ got to really do it's job!
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Monday, August 17, 2009

attempts for an underwater family photo


never got a good one of all 4 of us, but it sure was fun trying!
(fun for us and the folks in the hot tub laughing at us)
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Railyard Park Santa Fe #3

The fruit trees were bearing such nice looking fruit and the lavender scent filled the air at Railyard Park - I couldn't help but snap some nature pics while the kids ran and played.


OH - and the community gardens . . . . wow! They all looked so nice and well maintained. impressive. I looked it up and they are calling these waffle gardens and donate the produce to local food banks.
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Railyard Park Santa Fe, NM #2

This is such a great find, I am posting more pic! This netted jungle gym structure was both fun and challenging for the kids to climb across.

These benches don't really swing, but rather they are suspended and anchored in such a way that you can sorta swivel. nice.
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Railyard Park Santa Fe, NM

This oasis amidst the city was a sweet find for us. I was amazed by the design, beauty and array of activity for the whole family. It is called Railyard Park it is near the Railyard plaza.

I am a sucker for a public labyrinth!
This succession of slides are not only eye pleasing but totally fun to play on! When we were there the tunnel was closed.
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Some of our YouTube's

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Coco's demise

Coco's demise
Luke's coconut cut open and not liked!

Green Sand Beach

Green Sand Beach
yes the sand is really green!

Easter 2007

Easter 2007
Akin & Puryear kids

Red River 2006

Red River 2006
New Mexico w/ the Hager/Puryear/Lee Family

New Mexico 2006

New Mexico 2006
Raven, Luke, Noel & Trey 1 year ago

JB & Kids in Bishop Castle

Field of Flowers

Field of Flowers
Elk Mountain's colorful wildflowers in early June