It had been two year since I was home to visit family and friends.
We usually visit every other year, but with my parents getting up in age I would like to visit more frequently. Every other year family comes to visit us as well.
Ten years ago my hubby proposed to me up on the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque, New Mex. and we hadn't been back up there since then. This time we had the kids with us, so we had a new venture to share with them.
We took the worlds longest tram (2.7 miles) to the top of the peak which is about 10,000 ft.
and the base is at 6,500 ft. It was a bit windy and cool.
My youngest one was ready to go back down as soon as we stepped off the tram car because it was pretty chilly.
On the drive there, we pass Victory Ranch which is home to about 200 alpacas. The white dog laying in the foregound is a Great Pyrenes and they herd and care for the alpacas. The ranch has any where from 8-11 of these dogs working. They are a beautiful breed of dog!
This llama named "Spaghetti" helps in guarding the alpacas along with the dogs.
I think what I miss most about New Mexico besides family, is the beautiful blue skies and those breathtaking mountains.
A small lake nestled in the mountains and not far from our property.
We spent a day in Santa Fe just browsing through shops and galleries.