Thursday, July 05, 2012

Summer in New Mexico

I am so excited today because I spent the first 4th of July of my entire life without fireworks, firecrackers, or other loud noises! Our cabin is in the midst of the Lincoln National Forest and there was a burn ban because of last month's Little Bear Fire about 50 miles north. Anyway, the forest has become our play area. We generally go on at least one hike per day. So far, my favorite hikes are: Bridal Veil Falls, Zinker Canyon, and the OSHA trail. We are continuing to explore new areas though. I was invited to the Cloudcroft 4th of July parade to see Saran ride her bike in the festivities. Even though I have only been here about six weeks, lots of people recognized me in town! I loved it when people threw candy in my direction, and I ate two lollipops while the parade took place. I did not like the horses or the really loud drag racing vehicles, but everything else was great. I do miss my friends in Texas and swimming in the river/ pools. But, I will take the nice vacation from the heat without any complaints. Come visit! Your pal, Lazarus