Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Anniversary Vacay Part I

In case you didn't catch the last post, the hubs and I just celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary.

In fact, we were talking about how long we've been together and when we started dating (2000), and after he did the math in his head he goes,
"Congratulations. You've officially taken up half of my life. Thanks a lot."

And to that I affectionately said,
"You're welcome."

Anyway, to celebrate our anniversary we took a little trip out to New Mexico.
I know what you're thinking, 
"What the heck is in New Mexico worth vacationing there for?"

And to that I say George freakin' Strait.
That's what's there.

George Strait is my husband's faaaaav artist and has never had the chance to see him live. So last year when the King of country music announced this would be his farewell tour I figured concert tickets would make the perfect Christmas gift for Nate.
The only thing is he wasn't stopping in Phoenix. 
...I won't even go into how I feel about artists skipping over the 6th largest city in the country. But whatever.

So, ergo de facto...a road trip was in order.
And since Nate hates California I figured I'd rule California out.
And since I can't picture Nate in Las Vegas I ruled that one out too.
And since his stops in Texas were in January, it wouldn't give us enough time to save up the 
money for the trip.
So...ergo de facto...we went to New Mexico.

...That was a really long intro considering I'm not even gonna get to George Strait in this post.

Anyway, New Mexico actually wasn't a terrible choice, cause you know what else is in New Mexico?
The Carlsbad Caverns.
Which leads me to my next question:
What is one of the most amazing things you can do in your lifetime, while simultaneously being one of the worst things ever to blog about??

Answer:
The Carlsbad Caverns

Wanna know why?
Cause it's freakin' dark in there. 
And your pictures don't turn out. 
And if they do, they do these amazing caverns absolutely no justice.
So, just trust me when I say the Carlsbad Caverns are truly amazing, and incredible, and like nothing I've ever seen before. The pictures just don't even come close capturing the magnitude of it all.

Nate and I entered the caverns on foot via the "Natural Entrance" and descended over 800 feet under ground. There's an elevator you can ride down since the walk is long and steep, but if you do, you miss a bunch of stuff on the way down.

I tried to take pictures of most of the signage so that way I wouldn't have to try and explain it all and get all Bill-Nye-The-Science-Guy on you. ...cause really, I couldn't be all science-y even if I tried.

Phew.
That was a lot of pictures.

But, pretty freakin' neat right?!
If you ever have the chance to go to this place...go! I promise, it's way cooler in real life than in pictures.

I'll leave you with one last photo...and then I'll get to George in the next post...cause it's late, and I'm tired, and I wanna go to bed.
Happy Anniversary to us!


8 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary! Also..we have something like that here..Luray Caverns..I love going! Love all these pictures!

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  2. Dude, that is a lot of rocks. You may have missed your calling as a geologist... But seriously, looks pretty incredible; never would have known there was such a thing in New Mexico :)

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    1. I know right?! Career change maybe?! =)

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  3. Happy Anniversary! I've never thought of New Mexico for a vacation, but thanks for making me rethink that!

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    1. You're welcome! Glad I could help, =) haha!

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  4. This is awesome! I want to go to NM now! Thanks for sharing :) Oh, and I hope George was awesome!

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