Greetings from New Mexico!
This week we took advantage of our Elks membership. We spent three
nights at the Silver City Elks Lodge in New Mexico. From there we took
a 130 mile round trip motorcycle ride to the Cat Walk in the Gila
National Forest. It was an invigorating 2.3 mile hike up the cat walk
among some beautiful waterfalls. There are hundreds of feet of cat
walks where you are right above the river.
Then we moved on and came upon this
campground called the City of Rocks, with great places to hike and
climb. We spent one night there. The rocks are amazing. There are
hundreds of them, some as tall as 40 feet. The visitor center says
that they are the product of a volcano and millions of years of
erosion. However, there is no volcano near here. They say it eroded
away. Funny that a volcano, hundreds of feet tall is gone and these 10
to 40 foot rocks are still here! Maybe, just maybe, God created these
Pete should have paid more attention to the signs!
We spent a night at the Elks Lodge in Alamogordo, NM and went to
the Calvary Chapel Church on Sunday morning. We were told not to
leave until we saw the Dunes. So we took a motorcycle ride to the White
Sands National Monument at the northern end of the Chihuahuan Desert.
Here, great wavelike dunes of sand have engulfed 275 square miles of
desert and have created the world's largest gypsum dune field. We
watched people riding snow-disks down the dunes. We planned a picnic
lunch on the dunes, but it was hot,
so we took
advantage of the many shaded spots.
Heading to the Elks Lodge in Carlsbad, NM, then into Texas to Big Bend
Love, Pete and Ellen
of man plans his way.
But the Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9
By Pete . Ellen Mattson