|Cameron making friends with a baby goat.|
|View from almost the top!|
|Cotton fields. I had no idea it grew in AZ.|
As we drove we pondered what it might have been like to be a pioneer family traveling across this barren appearing and strangely beautiful land. The day we climbed the hills and left my parents mid-climb we discussed what would have happened if we were traveling 100 years ago and were forced to leave them behind because they couldn't climb the mountains. Rachel, our middle child, sweetly said that she would carry her grandparents rather than choose to leave them behind. The whole landscape was fascinating.
We visited the Casa Grande Ruins and enjoyed learning about the Hohokam people who built complex living compounds and irrigation canals. They managed to create quite an extensive community in this unforgiving landscape and remained there for a thousand years.
|Coronado Island Bridge at Sunset|
We spent a day at Legoland, which was fun, but we decided that we really should have gone about 4 or 5 years ago. The girls were too old for most of the things there. Cameron got to work with the Microbots and that was a good experience. Our favorite part was Miniland where everything is made of Legos and they have replicas of New York City, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Las Vegas and a myriad of other places.
|We liked the farm in Miniland. Looked a lot like home. : )|
|Family at SeaWorld, San Diego|
Vacations are fun, but it was nice to be in our own home with our own animals and sleep in our own beds.
However you spent the holidays, I hope it was happy. I wish you all nothing but wonderful things and bountiful blessings in the new year.
Happy New Year!