Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Summer Trip: Albuquerque

Our trip to Albuquerque was by far the easiest drive (and longest) and the most exhausting experience overall.

Family came in from all over to see us. Audrey and Henry got to play with cousins that they hadn't seen in over a year and a half.

It was almost entirely non-stop.

We also got to see good friends (though not as many as we wanted to).

We were so busy that we didn't even take pictures, except on one occasion. We went to the Botanical Garden. We took about 300 pictures.

The Children's Fantasy Garden was cool. Everything was just the right size for the kids, though they were a little put off by the giant (fake) insects.


 Audrey was pretending to be a baby bird in an egg.


 The model railroad was very cool. I especially liked the miniature houses and people.




I had never been to the Butterfly Pavilion before. The few times I had been to the gardens, the pavilion had been closed for a variety of reasons.
It was, by far, the best part of the day for me.














The kids weren't as enchanted as I was, but they will certainly remember it for a long time.



After the pavilion, we met up with Grandfather.











We tried to make it to the farm gardens and the Asian gardens, but we got lost in the desert garden and didn't have enough time after we found our way out.

And, whaddayaknow... flower pictures!

1 comment:

Shydandelion said...

You have some lovely pictures! I think I would have liked the butterfly exhibit, too, but for me the butterfly fascination ends quickly, what with their long, spindley, spider-like legs...*shudder*

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