Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Mexico Fun

This was the first family vacation that we have taken since our honeymoon so everyone was very excited to get on the way. I had some reservations about how well Isaac would do with a 13 hour trip ahead of us but all worries were put aside in the first 10 minutes of our trip.

Here is how the boys started out the trip.



Joel and I decided that it would be best for all of us if we broke up the 13 hour drive into two separate days; 6 hours to Weatherford, OK and then the following day all the way to Albuquerque, NM. Well, everyone knows that the best part about staying in a hotel is jumping on the beds without any care at all. That was always my favorite part as a kid and it stands true for my kids as well. I'm not sure if Daddy had fun, what do you think by his face? LOL.






The next exciting thing that we stopped and did with the boys was go to a little dinosaur museum put on by the community college in Tucumcari, NM "The Gateway to New Mexico." Here we saw a T-Rex and they even had a child friendly zone where you could dig for fossils and make dino tracks in sand. This was a perfect break from the car for them to run around, dig, and be merry!

Digging for Dino fossils.




T-Rex and Triceratops 




The whole Kellen clan got through the first two traveling days without any hysterical temper tantrums in the car. There were plenty of snacks to munch on and drinks to drink which I'm positive helped the whole process, or I think that I am just very fortunate to have pretty good kids that can stand a good car ride.....with the snacks!

This will conclude part 1 of our trip. More to come in parts 2 and 3. :o)

1 comment:

Becca said...

Check out Sam in his booster! What a big guy! I'm glad your travels went well! You can't beat dinosaurs and snacks!