We went flew out to Albuquerque to see Papa Mel and Grandma Mary Ann. The flights were fine considering Tink is 2 and didn’t always grasp the concept of staying seated and her seat belt fastened most times. But I also had Raymond to deal with and he HATES flying. We all did fine on the way out and got there none the worse for wear.
Day one we arrived at 3:00 Albuquerque time and Tink had not gotten but 30 minutes on the flight between Dallas and Alb. We grabbed some staple items at the store and got back to the house for dinner. Dad had made smoked ribs the night before. Dinner was wonderful but for Anora’s meltdown in the middle of it.
This is a walk the Anora and Papa Mel took late the first night. She walked almost 2 miles just trying to catch up with MaryAnn. You would have thought she would have been pooped when she got back from that walk but she stayed up until 11:00 our time and fought us for a few more minutes with the grandparents.
This is day 2 we decides to go to the Alb. BioPark which is the Aquarium, Botanical Gardens, And Zoo all in one area of town. It was fun. I always enjoys seeing the fish especially Saltwater fish they are so colorful.
Dad and Tink petting a Stingray. I swear they would swim right up to the glass like they wanted you to interact with them.
Another big Ray in the Big fish tank.
Weird looking fish
Big fish in a big tank.
We called this guy Dude Crush like in Finding Nemo
At the Gardens Papa taking Anora to look at ducks on the pond.
The butterfly house. I could have stayed in here forever just taking pictures of the beautiful insects with the beautiful flowers.
Later that day at Grandparents house we got some pictures.
Day 2 at the Alb. Natural History Museum.
I love this picture. It looks like T-Rex is biting her head and she is so happy about it.
This is next to a Brachiosaurus foot. You know long neck?
I love the look on her face in this one. Looks like a dinosaur came to life.
This is later that night Dad went to get his truck back from the paint shop. This is a custom 1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup. It sits on an S-10 frame has air-conditioning, electric seats, very cool. He still has a lot of work to do on it though. I really like the red it fits the truck.
This are some of the front of the house and front yard
Tink in Papa’s Truck
Thank god it is an automatic though because she knocked it out of gear.
We had fun for the few days we were there. I think Dad and MaryAnn were understandable overwhelmed with Tink. I completely understand that. Raymond are usually at some point in most everyday. Then she does something so stinking adorable and you forgot you were at your wits end.
Thanks Papa Mel and MaryAnn for sharing your home with us. We love you guys and hope to see you again soon.