10:10 we pulled out. Our goal was 10:30!! Go us!
Ted just said can you believe we’re going to have to get an ID for Jack? Sometimes it’s hard to believe he’s going to be 10 years old this year!
I saw a billboard for Sanborn’s which reminded me of that restaurant in Mexico where we had amazing chicken. We also saw a Spanish sign carved into the mountainside that said the the Bible is the truth, read it. That’s pretty cool!
We just passed super close to Mexico driving through El Paso; I didn’t realize it was so close to the Mexican border. I could see the fence. This country sure is beautiful. So much of yesterday was flat open prairie and a huge sky above us. The last few hours of the day it was still a lot of flat around us but in front of us were hills and mountains. Today we’re driving in the hills and mountains, up and down up and down. A lot of the time was fairly sparse traffic, but it got really tight in El Paso. It is amazing to see what God created, the mountains on our left at one point looked like they had ribbons running through them. I’m so grateful we get to do this trip!
After we got set up (and took some pictures) we headed to White Sands for a bit.
When it was time for supper we looked around for a good steak place. Ted was feeling steak, but the reviews weren’t too promising for the new-to-us places and we were pretty whipped so we went with an old standby, Texas Roadhouse. I’m trying to get better about not bringing home too many leftovers and also not ordering more food than we need. I’m working pretty well with this tiny fridge, but it still takes some effort. Jack and I split the prime rib, but he hardly ate anything! If I had known he wasn’t going to be that hungry I’d have gotten the filet mignon. The prime rib was all right, but I don’t think I love it like I used to. After supper we ran to Walmart to try to find some sleds for White Sands tomorrow, but we were in Las Cruces and they said only the Walmart in Alamogordo had them. It’s too far out of the way to go there first, so I guess we’ll just see how much they cost when we get to the park. We headed back home and everybody went right to sleep with no showers.