Monday, June 20, 2011

New Mexico

The first stop on our road trip was Los Alamos, NM
and Bandelier National Park

We got to climb into little shelters built by the pueblo people.

It was so crazy to see the shell of a whole civilization 

Inside a Kiva

We got tired of climbing ladders at the end of the day

On our way back to the car we ran into a deer... and as you can see by the enlargement,
he was very happy to see me.
To be honest, I was a little nervous to see him walk toward me!

We stayed the night in Santa Fe and explored the city that day but for some reason I don't have any pictures.
Then it was off to Portales, NM
The scenery was a lot of the same:

You can tell you are getting close to a city when the buildings start looking a bit newer...

We spent two nights in Portales and got to visit a bunch of people from Matt's mission
Its a pretty cool place. 

Next stop was Lubbock, Tx
Visited some more people, ate at all the restaurants Matt has been missing for the past three years.
It was Texas Tech graduation so all the hotels were booked.
We got to stay in a shady motel called "Inn of the South Plains"

Prairie Dog Town, Lubbock, TX

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