Welcome to Stories Behind the Pictures! This post series will introduce you to new pictures, and some fun facts about where they were taken and what we were doing there. We hope you like it!
Let's get started with Picture #1- The Kite
This picture was taken on January 8th 2019 in Abilene, Texas. You can see me, my dad and Nate on the ground. Nate's holding the kite, if you can't tell. This was taken on Nate's birthday, and he received the kite that morning. We enjoyed watching the kite soar for at least an hour in total that day, although it was chilly.
Now let's go to Picture #2- White Sands Serenity
This picture was taken in White Sands National Monument. I thought it amazing that, although you can't see it here, we could see a variety of different terrain such as mountains, sands (obviously), and grassy plains. White Sands covers 224.6 square miles, and we only covered about 1/2 of a square mile! It was amazing to see the dunes, and sled down them on the discs that our very kind RV park owners let us borrow. You can see them in our hands. (They're orange) White Sands is truly awe-inspiring.
Last but not least, I present Picture #3- The Saguaro
This picture was taken in Saguaro National Park. The Saguaro cactus is the classic cactus of western movies. They can grow to be 40 feet tall and can live to be 200 years old. I was surprised that the inside of a dead Saguaro looks like a tree's insides. We took a couple of great hikes in Saguaro, including one that led us to some petroglyphs, which are carvings in rocks made by Native Americans between 550-1550 years ago! We enjoyed checking out the Saguaros.
We had a fun time at each of the picture sites, and I hope that you enjoyed reading about our times in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona!