And who am I kidding...driving through nature instead of hiking through nature is definitely my cup of tea. You get to see everything and don't actually have to exercise. Or freeze. It's kind of a win-win.
|See the mountain goats? We parked and watched them for a while.|
|Driving into Taos. If only Houston commutes were this pretty.|
|How would you like to look out your back window and see this mountain every day?|
Taos is such a neat town. You can tell there is a ton of history there even by just driving through. If we had been kidless we could have spent the whole day there exploring all the little shops and museums, but we didn't even attempt. The town actually feels a lot bigger than it actually is and also feels like you could be in another country. They have so much fascinating culture.
|Just about every single structure was the adobe style...even McDonalds|
|I couldn't get over all the mountain views|
After our stop in Taos, we continued along the Enchanted Circle. We found a perfect spot to play in the snow and were happy to find that it would actually pack. The snow near our condo was too powdery and you couldn't even form a snowball. We weren't exactly dressed for snow play but we made it work and had the best time! Ashley gave us this cute personalized snowman kit and it worked out perfect.
|Meet Frosty Boyd|
I may have taken over control of the snowman building. Just maybe. All the kids wanted to do was knock him down. The nerve! So after I snapped a couple of pictures I let them have at it. Poor Frosty.
|Frosty went down fighting, though.|
Rick decided it would be fun to roll down a hill into a ravine.
But at the bottom of the hill he changed his mind.
|much anticipated snowball fights!|
|he didn't stand a chance. I'm ruthless.|
We got back to our condo and just had some downtime. Lots of Candy Land, Marbleous, and Legos were played. And then I surprised Harper by giving her a toddler mani/pedi. She was so excited. I still can't get over the difference between boys and girls. She sat there patiently for 10 minutes just chatting with me and watching me paint my toenails while she waited for her polish to dry. I think I could offer Harrison a million bucks and it would still be physically impossible for him to sit still like that!