WE REALLY HAVE BEEN ON THE MOVE. . .

We left our family visit in Austin and Wimberley, TX and headed west with the goal of being in California for Christmas…check.

I have so much to tell you about the trip from Point A (Austin) to Point C (California).  However, we have spent only one or two nights in each location.  We have allowed ourselves the liberty to stop and see stuff in Big Bend National Park, Roswell, Carlsbad and Santa Fe, NM, Sedona, AZ, Las Vegas, NV…ooooooooooooh soooooooooooooo much to say and see.  We have had 7+ hours in the car driving and site-seeing, so when we stop there is only enough energy to unpack, eat and (maybe) do laundry.  I still have to answer email, read Face Book, pay bills, reconcile bank statements, etc.

I will share a few pictures below and go into detail as time and energy allows.

OBSERVATIONS: 

(1) We (sweet husband and I) have been involved in wonderful church fellowship for many years.  Leaving our home church I wondered what it would be like to worship with people we didn’t know.  We have worshiped in Pigeon Forge, TN, Richmond VA, Belfast and Bangor, ME, Scotland, Richland and Brandon, MS, Geismar, LA, Santa Fe, NM and California.  Each time we came away encouraged and warmed by the fellowship of fellow Christians.  One funny observation:  You know you are in California when the communion wafers are gluten-free.  (I always thought communion wafers were blessed [the Body of Christ] and that shouldn’t harm you – right? – who knew?).

(2) Most all motels/hotels are clean, comfortable, safe and reasonably priced.  To be clear, we have ONLY one exception so far:  NEVER EVER stay at the Best Western near LAX.  Sweet husband called it The Worst Western.  They are NOT reasonably priced nor are they comfortable or SAFE.  We had a couple of scary moments during the night.  Naturally we stayed only ONE night.  We would have been safer under a bridge in West Jackson.  That is all I need to say.

Judge Roy Bean, the law west of the Pacos

Judge Roy Bean, the law west of the Pacos

Big Bend

Big Bend

Roswell (we saw no UFOs)

Roswell (we saw no UFOs)

Carlsbad Caverns (1 1/2 hour walk thru a cave...yep)

Carlsbad Caverns (1 1/2 hour walk thru a cave…yep)

Santa Fe - Oh MY!

Santa Fe – Oh MY!

Meteor Crater in the AZ desert

Meteor Crater in the AZ desert

Painted Desert

Painted Desert

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