Friday, March 12, 2010

Foreign Visitor Report

We've been graced with a visit from our wonderful daughter 3 of 3 (also know as AinA) and her future husband (FH) who are here from Amsterdam. We see them not nearly often enough. And they're in the midst of planning their wedding which will be in France in September.

They were really looking forward to New Mexico's nicer weather compared to the Dutch winter but unfortunately we've been getting a lot of storms ourselves. They've shopping like crazy taking advantage of the euro to dollar premium. And we've cooked and eaten a lot (I know that comes as a shocker!).

We did get a number of hikes in. We even got the beloved Yak-trax for everyone so we could hike when we knew a snowfall was coming.

Here is AinA, Wife and FH on the La Luz Trail

You can see we were the first up the trail. Ahead of us are no foot prints!

The La Luz is the most popular trail in the Sandias and is always crowded.
But I took this picture when we came back.
When we arrived there were no cars there. That has never happened to me before.

Then we decide to do a quick afternoon and overnight trip to Taos up north.

Here's the crew in Town looking at the Sangre de Cristo Mountains

The next morning we went to the Rio Grande River Gorge

View from the Gorge Bridge looking North

Looking South

A panorama of the Sangre de Cristo's

Wife taking pictures from the bridge
AinA and FH are going home tomorrow and we're going to miss them a lot.


heyojules said...

Beautiful scenery!!

WeaselMomma said...

I'm glad you had such a wonderful visit.

Styling with Renee Michelle said...

Your Taos pictures reminded me that Aunt de-I and I also took a trip up there when I lived there. That was a fun trip.

terri said...

Hiking in the snow looks like a very serene and beautiful experience! Nice that there weren't other people to get in your way :-)

alexis said...

we had such a wonderful visit, it was great to see you guys! Thanks a million times over for ferrying us around the whole time!

Mike said...

Sounds like a great time! It's beautiful out there, although it still seems odd to see snow in NM.