We spent an extra day in Albuquerque on the way out, and I’m glad we did. We had a lot of fun running around with Nancy and the boys (Russ had to work). The coolest part was taking the tram ride up to the top of the Sandia mountains. So cool! The tram takes you up 5,000 ft in 15 minutes. Up top it was a nice, cool 70 degrees with plenty of trails to wander.
Other adventures included Mexican food complete with green and red chilies, going to Russ’s softball game in the middle of a wind storm (while a fire raged down the street and a HUGE branch fell on top of the dugout), and delicious nightcaps.
We went to bed dreading the next leg of our trip… a whopping 9.5 hr drive. We hit the road at 6 am and soon caught up with the rest of the Cain Train. We actually made good time, despite the change in time zones and Christopher’s and my overactive bladder.
5:30 Oklahoma time we pulled up to the hotel and were greeted by Grandma and various aunts and cousins. We checked in and then got ready for dinner at 6:30. Let the reunion festivities begin!
To be continued…