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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Now THIS is Texas!

  The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.

― George Bernard Shaw


Last week I took a short trip to visit my MIL.....the lovely lady who has been my MIL for the past 45 years!  I'm not still married to her son but she is still "family"...........the darling lady on the right is my SIL.....another member of my family for the past 45 years..........These are Grandma and Auntie to my two eldest sons.....


 The trip is a short one....under 200 miles and takes one through what is known as "Guadalupe Pass"........one of our country's beautiful National Parks................
 
This Peak is named "El Capitan"




 and strange as it may seem, for the past 40 years or so I always thought it was named "Guadalupe Peak".....turns out that Guadalupe Peak is actually behind El Capitan and not visible from this angle..........go figure....lol



I've always said that New Mexico and Texas have some of the most beautiful and diverse scenery.......you can be in the mountains with pine trees in the morning and in the desert in the afternoon...........Guadalupe Pass National Park is in Texas....about 30 miles from the New Mexico border.............

I guess that's it for the tour today........I am a little down today with an intestinal virus.....prayers welcomed!  TaTa for now......





 

10 good friend(s) left a comment:

Helen said...

Thank you for the lovely tour and photos. Prayers for a speedy recovery.

sunny said...

What beautiful scenery! So nice that you got to spend time with family. I hope you're feeling better soon.

shez said...

Ida wat special friendships you have,thats awesome and lovely pics,love them.xx

Anthea said...

Hi Ida - thanks for sharing these gorgeous pics - my hubby has been to Texas a couple of times for work & always tells me how gorgeous it is... x

Hilachas said...

I agree that our desert is beautiful. What nice photos you took and I know how relaxing your visit with the Brantley's was. PLUS you got to go to that wonderful quilt store in the area!

Missy Shay said...

We drove through there a couple of years ago, it is beautiful!

Melody said...

Such an interesting post

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like it was a lovely visit and the scenery looks spectacular. Is that a yucca blooming?

I do hope that you are feeling better now. Those bugs are yucky.

Barb said...

Gotta love Texas!!

Kat said...

What beautiful scenery! I don't see things like that very often. How wonderful that you're still in touch with the boys' grandma so closely. Sounds like a great trip!