So the weekend before spring break I decided to do something COMPLETELY out of my element. I took a trip to New Mexico without any planning. It was very exhilarating to say the least. I was needing a change for being in Arizona and I was going to California for all of Spring break so I did not want to go there and have to come back for my classes and then go back. So a good friend of mine that I have known since middle school moved to New Mexico before we made it into High School. He is about to go on his mission (Mormon 2-year mission), so I thought what a perfect opportunity to visit him before he leaves and for me to get out of state and see new scenery!
I went ahead and got a hotel room for a couple nights (Friday and Saturday night) and drove out there Friday morning. It took about 5 hours, but it did not feel as long since the excitement of a new place kept the drive entertaining, even though the road was pretty flat the whole way there! Here’s a few pictures of my view.
>Yes, I was on the correct side of the road, the on-coming traffic is on the other side of the field. You can see a big white truck on the other road.
>No joke, you could see the clouds of pollution from about 30 minutes away, which is about 35 miles away? It was extremely disgusting!
~Once I made it into New Mexico I went to my motel room and got ready before my guy friend came and picked me up. I also took a picture of my “view”:
>To be honest, it was not too bad, the mountains looked very beautiful! And I enjoyed being on the top floor-third floor.
~So it was Friday night where Justin and I went to Wendy’s to eat (second time I have ever been there) and then we went to the movies and saw Avatar<3 That was an amazing movie, one of my favorites for sure! Too bad we couldn’t see it in 3-D, it was not showing at the time we got there :/ He dropped me off at the hotel at about 11pm and then the next morning he picked me up and we went shooting!!! It was a lot of fun. The best round I did was 80% accuracy. Not too bad. I had a lot of fun and we shot about 500 bullets together! After that we wanted to go ice skating, but the rink was used for lessons- so instead we went bowling for a few hours. We both weren’t that good at it, but it was still a blast. And we both did get a couple strikes and spares in. Afterwards he took me back to the motel and we watched Myth Busters! Then he had to leave to go run errands and such.
>I’m not conceited, I just loved this picture, and it was when I was in the hotel room! 🙂
~Sunday morning I got to go to church with him and his family. It was really nice to be there and after church they invited me over for dinner! It was really good and fun to be a part of their family. I had to leave at about 3pm so I wouldn’t home too late…
As I drove home I took a lot more pictures and stopped at a couple places to get souvenirs and pictures:
>I thought it was awesome to be able to drive on Route 66 and considering Prescott is all about historical places- I figured others would find it interesting as well.
>There were a few places like this coming back into Arizona. It was pretty neat.
>It is not fun to drive through Flagstaff when the roads are icy, especially at night! The weather was going cray too, it was rainy, then it would turn to hail or snow, and then back to rain. It was not fun, especially since my windshield wipers needed replacing 🙁 But I made it back home which is all that matters!
So that was my New Mexico trip in a nutshell. It lasted about 3 days and two nights, it was an absolute blast and it was definitely needed. I felt a lot better being there and when I got back. 🙂