A SPRING HIKE

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Since the three week road trip that we took last month, I've been trying to catch up on posts, but it's hard with an ornery toddler (How do I already have a toddler?) attached to my leg. So I'm working slowly through nap times and night time, editing pictures, and leaving pieces of the past few months here as I come across them. Bear with me.

04/12/13.
We've been in Albuquerque for two years and the weather still surprises me every year. The winters are always colder and last longer than I expect and the summers are never as hot as I anticipate. Nonetheless, as soon as the first hint of Spring arrives we get hiking fever and today was no exception. We took a long hike with some friends of ours through the foothills (for Albuquerque readers, these were taken at the Elena Gallegos Open Space) and sat down for a picnic just as the sun was going down, so we got to witness one of the most beautiful sunsets we've seen since living here. When the sun had completely fallen behind the horizon it got a little cold, especially for the babies, but it was worth it. (From the picture above, you can see that Evie obviously agreed.) We feasted on wraps, crackers, goat cheese, fresh fruit, and fresh veggies. It was one of those days that make you a little sad when you reach the end of it, because you know you'll never be able to experience it again. We've been talking a lot about moving and where we might want to settle down in the coming years. I've found the desert to be unexpectedly beautiful and inspirational from an artist's standpoint. The crisp desert air and beautiful sunsets make me never want to leave New Mexico, but we're getting antsy and we're still young. We're nearing the point of being ready for another adventure and I often wonder if this feeling will ever fade or if we'll always be wanderers at heart? Each time we have moved, Alex and I have asked each other if the other is sad to leave and we both always say, "Home is wherever I'm with you." We've never felt ready to lay down roots, even now as a family of three. I only hope that this doesn't become something we regret later or that Ev holds against us.

3 comments:

  1. Time your moves at key points, especially when she's older, and she won't.

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  2. beautiful photos. I can't help you much with the moving part...I've always lived within 200 miles of home and never out of Alaska and I love it. I'm a homebody :)

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    1. If I lived in Alaska, I probably wouldn't want to move either! From your pictures, it looks gorgeous there!

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