Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sandia Foothills - relaxation in ABQ

Yesterday, we arrived in ABQ. Amazingly, it was raining and rained quite a bit. Today, we made it out to the Sandia foothills and did some hiking. It was absolutely awesome and a welcome break from the monotony and busyness of Illinois. Today was a beautiful day, as you can see from the pictures.

We originally headed up into a valley with the hopes of making it over the first line of foothills, but the trail ended, and we couldn't find another way over them. I (Jason) tried climbing up one gully and made it almost to the top, but it was too over-grown and steep.

We saw quite a few humming birds, lizards, and beetles.

All-in-all it was a great time and very relaxing. It's amazing to think that it's virtually going to be in our backyard.

Afterward, we grilled at the park near our future house where Chantal and Alethea met quite a few other moms and kids. It looks like that's going to be a great place for them to go and have fun.

1 comment:

TheFrazers said...

You're moving to Albuquerque? I have an amazing friend whose husband is the Nav campus director at UNM. Her name is Leigh Ann! Would love for the two of you to connect. Email me at