|Will, Milla, and Anne|
|The Bacas from Anton Chico supplied the flagstone and built it for us|
On their arrival day, their plane was circling the Albuquerque airport in the middle of a thunder storm. It couldn't land because of lightning so off they flew to El Paso, Texas to refuel. Finally, two and a half hours later, they deplaned and we took the tired family to our home in the mountains east of Albuquerque. After some food and a good night's rest, the kids were outside playing the next morning. I had put in a sandbox and tire swing under the old juniper in front so they could have something to do while Mom relaxed.
|Ron and daughter, Anne, relax with morning coffee|
|Perhaps a budding Entomologist?|
We took a day trip to Albuquerque to visit the New Mexico Natural History and Science Museum and the Sandia Tram. Both of these activities were "hits" with the kids.
|Anne, Milla, and Will on the Tram going to the top of the Sandia Mountains|
|It was raining as we glided upward in the gondola but we still had a great view of Albuquerque. The temperature dropped from 95 degrees F. at 5000 feet (Albuqerque) to 55 degrees F. at the top (10,375 ft.).|
|Will and Mary|
The days were hot. Everyone cooled off in the hot tub.Will even tried out snorkeling.
We headed up to Doc Long picnic ground in the Sandia Mountains on Saturday. The forest closure order has been lifted now that New Mexico is getting the monsoon rains to reduce the fire hazard.
|Mom helps Milla climb up a hilly path|
|Will enjoys a cool drink|