It's been a while since my last update. I haven't had internet access because I took a trip and I just returned.
I was here
....My Grandmother is ill and I went to visit her in New Mexico.
It's been years since I last saw her. This trip was important. It was nice being able to spend time with my grandparents again.
Most of the time was spent indoors. My Grandmother doesn't leave the house very often. My Grandfather took me out a few times, and I was amazed at how beautiful everything was. Their home is surrounded by mountains on all sides. They didn't even look REAL!
I found myself just gazing out the windows in awe
every morning. They appeared to be painted backdrops. The weather was hot, the air was thin and I always felt thirsty
. It was such a difference from New York and even the town in Germany I lived in. There were rustic adobe houses, and route 66 signs.
I went out with my grandfather to the Casino
in town and tried my hand at the slot machines. I had a ball with the 25 cent machines. I didn't
have much luck. After hours of playing I just broke even. It was fun though.
The part of the trip that left the strongest impression on me was a trip to the top of Sandia mountains
We traveled by tram (apparently the longest mountain tram in the world). We were thousands of feet up and the tram was constantly swaying back and forth. I gripped the rail and tried not to imagine a potential plummet every time the wires creaked. As we ascended my ears began to pop and I felt dizzy.
The trip was worth it. The view was breathtaking. I had never seen anything like it before in my life. Sure, I've seen postcards
and heard stories.
It's different when you are there in person
and standing on the edge of a mountain. You look down at the view and it's simply awe-inspiring.
Here are some pictures
The sun was setting when we descended on the tram.
All and all it was a great trip. I could imagine some day living in New Mexico or Arizona.
After a bumpy plane ride... I arrived home to New York.
where I've been lately. I didn't just drop off the face of the earth. I'm back.For Eric
- I hope you like the pictures. We have to go visit them again together, My grandparents are dying to meet youYou'll be here in less than 24 hours!! I can't wait to see you again. I love you, I miss you so much....