S: ~ Donelson Winter Trip 2010 to Carlsbad & Santa Fe, New Mexico~
BC: Thank you Mom and Dad for an AWESOME trip to Carlsbad & Santa Fe full of smiles, laughter, and fun!!! We all love you two!!! | Book made with love by Brooke!!! :) | Remember when Kelly hit the sign and took it with her down the mountain?! (;
FC: ~Donelson Winter Trip 2010 to Carlsbad & Santa Fe, New Mexico~
1: After countless hours of driving... | A gourmet Christmas Eve Dinner at a local Denny's!!!
2: Passing through Roswell, where the 'aliens' are!!!
3: We finally arrive in Carlsbad!!! Now.... TO THE CAVERNS!!!
4: Heading down the paved path into the deep, dark caverns...We aren't allowed to touch any of the formations, so they put one out for us to touch. But before entering, first a quick shoe-tying for Kelly!!!
5: The natural entrance to the caverns we took...
6: Heading down into the dark... the last picture taken in the light to the left. But luckily, we have a great tour guide!!!
13: Dad, Kyle, and I continued on to the Big Room, but Mom and Kelly took a little break...
14: To the left is Mirror Lake...The sign in the background was written upside down, and you read the sign from in the lake!!!
16: A short drive to Sandia Peak to ride the world's 2nd longest air tramway...we reach Sandia Peak at 11:25 and it's chilly 20 degrees!!!
18: Lunch at High Finance & playing in the snow at the top of Sandia Peak!!!
19: Above is a look-hole to the mountain we went skiing!!! After a great tramway ride up to Sandia Peak, lunch, playing in the snow, and the ride back down, we drove to Santa Fe and did a bit of sight-seeing!!!
20: Below is the candle I lit for Granny Babe... | Next, we went to see the Miraculous Staircase. To the left is what the staircase looked like between 1877 & 1887 before the nuns had banisters put on. | Lastly, a walk around the small shops where we found some cool statues!!!
21: And now, finally, to Ski Santa Fe!!! Kelly & I went to Ski School, Kyle to Snowboarding School...After a few lessons, I got the hand of it, as did Kelly and Kyle!!! So we hit the slopes!!!
22: We all took a few falls, but only Kelly's and Kyle's got caught on camera!!!
23: Kyle and I hit the slopes one last time... Unfortunately, our trip ends on a sour note with Mom trying to help a fallen man and getting pulled down. She got towed away on a cool rescue sled with a torn ACL...