Places We've Been

Getting Down in New Mexico

We spent our last week in New Mexico traveling over 80 stories underground into the depths of Carlsbad Caverns. The caves are a cool 56° year-round, so it was a welcome relief from the hot desert sun! The Big Room, detailed in our pictures below, is an enormous 8.2 acres–the largest cave room in the […]

Kanarra Creek Falls Photography

The Hike The hike is fairly flat, about 3.5 miles round-trip, with an uphill section for the first quarter mile or so, and offers some unique challenges. You’ll cross the creek numerous times and clamber over a boulder or two. Every now and then the trail appears to branch or disappear, but as long as […]

Easter in Utah

We took advantage of a break between Joe’s training to make an Easter road trip through Utah to visit my brother and his lovely wife. Arches National Park On the way to Salt Lake City, we stopped in Moab and spent a morning hiking to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. There are more than […]

Sante Fe Weekend

We took a mini honeymoon in Sante Fe last weekend. It’s a small town really, with only 80,000 residents. (On a side note, the entire state of New Mexico has fewer people than the Cincinnati metro area!) Perhaps most notable about Sante Fe is the number of art galleries. You couldn’t throw a stone without […]

Life In New Mexico!

For the first few months of 2017 we’ll be living in Alamogordo, New Mexico while Joe finishes F-16 training. Alamogordo is a small town in the southern part of the state near Texas. It’s known for the first explosion of the atomic bomb and apparently there’s still a lot of super-secret activities happening in the […]