Monday, April 30, 2012

Now you can come visit! And other happy things.

You haven't come to visit me.

It's fine. 

You're in good company. LOTS of people don't come to visit us.

I'm not bitter.

But it's time you do. For reals. Here's why.
  1. You need to see me. Because we are good friends and you miss me. A lot.
  2. You want an excuse to feel good about your life. (Take one look around here and you'll feel really grateful for your HOA and your city parks and your local Costco, and, well, soft grass.)
  3. You want to see the Caverns. Because they are super cool and you need to cross it off your bucket list. And you may even want to take one of the extra awesome, elite, knotted-rope-climbing, body-squishing guided tours.
  4. You want to come see our secret sand dunes that we just discovered. 
Well. Someone discovered them earlier. They actually are some kind of state park. It's just that no one seems to know it's there. Brad found them or was told about them (I'm not exactly clear) when he started his new job way out in the boonies of the desert. 

So one day after work Brad packed our propane stove and some hot dogs, chips and OREO's (yes, we're fancy), and drove us out to this lonely and amazingly fun spot. It's a good thing it was fun because he forgot the matches to light the camp stove. Nobody really noticed. We were too busy doing this:

{I could not stop taking sand ripple/footprint pictures. I just thought it was so pretty. I know. I'm ridiculous. You can make fun of me... if... you come for a visit.}

{And... the light in this one is horrible. Man, I want an off-camera flash so bad...}

{Climbing to the top is really hard.}

{But jumping off and sliding down is a blast!}

I know. You really want to come now, right? I'll clean the guest room.


  1. Oreos are the epitome of fancy. This is why we are kindred spirits. And yes I totally want to come visit you. Your pictures look great...Weston is getting so big! I love his smile!

  2. That looks so fun! I can't believe you just now found that place. So happy you guys have something fun to do.

  3. We would love to visit!! We would totally take over your entire life and you would be sorry that you invited us! We love Carlsbad, though, and visited the caverns when we lived in El Paso. New Mexico is gorgeous and has a lot to offer. You need to go to the White Sands National Park and see the gorgeous dunes there. You will freak. And one of our favorite spots in NM is Ruidoso for skiing or for just playing/shopping. That's a definite must-do.

  4. Wow!! Beautiful sand dunes!!! and kids too.

  5. Oh man, if I come will you break out the Oreos? Because they might be the best thing on earth.
    I LOVE those pictures! I actually really like e lighting on that one of Weston! I am truly jealous of those dunes! You could do some great thinking in a place like that (also, you can launch glow in the dark eggs and watch them fly forever at night...not that I know anything about that...)