Meow Wolf

Alright, so I’m back with the only place that pretends to be an art museum but really isn’t, it’s Meow Wolf Santa Fe. You ever wanted to resurrect a dead hamster? Ever wanted to travel over 1 billion miles in less than a second? Then Meow Wolf is the place to go. I’d better do some explaining.

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The Biosphere

We recently went to visit Biosphere 2, a tiny re-creation of Earth, or Biosphere 1. We got to see several biomes, including a rain forest, ocean, mangrove forest, and a fog desert. For those who didn’t know, fog deserts are normal deserts but the humidity in the air (the fog) supplies most of the water supply for the plants.

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New Mexico Capitol Building

New Mexico Capitol Building

The New Mexico Capitol building was pretty neat. Mom and I are going to be Co-oping this post, so thanks, Mom!

This is probably my favorite capitol building I’ve ever been to. The rotunda was in the center with a kind of rings around it. The symbol is from the Zia people. The Zia are an indigenous tribe from New Mexico and are known for pottery and their use of the sun symbol. The Senate Gallery was on the west and the House Gallery on the east. And there was art EVERYWHERE. The first floor, the second floor, a big gallery in the center and probably more. It was awesome.

The museum never gets rid of their art. Once it’s on display, it stays there. There happened to be a quilt display when we were there. One of the artists that had two submissions was there to tell her about her art.

There was also no dome visible from the outside. The rotunda was all on the inside. This is interesting because it means the roof of the building is above the rotunda. There are also a few statues outside the building, one of which you can see in the thumbnail.

Alright, that just about rounds things up for this post, but before you click back, I’m going to be trying to add a poll to a lot of my posts so you can say, maybe what your favorite topic is so I can try to post that next. Alright, choose your favorite capitol building out of these 4 images.

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Edit: Oh wow, I just realized that this post says to choose your favorite capitol building, but it’s not the right poll. That’s what happens when you start something one day and finish it another! Sorry about that.

From Phoenix to Santa Fe

Phoenix to Santa Fe

We had a long travel day from Phoenix to Santa Fe. It started early in the morning with a big breakfast, the normal things until we unplug the power. The cord is melted. It was already a 6-hour drive and now we had to stop at camping world too.

So the first two hours go by pretty fast. After about 2 hours it’s time for the first stop. We get out and have to walk the dogs. They pee and poop, so we just walk them around the camper while we wait for Mom to get snacks out of the camper. When we have snacks, we all get back in the car and keep going.

The next hour Violet starts being a pain. She climbs on you, stands up in the center console, whines constantly, and it’s really annoying. If you have two dogs you know how one causes a ruckus then the other follows along? Yeah. Molly did it too.

So I said earlier that we had to stop at camping world because the cord melted. We pull up into the camping world parking lot and once again walk the dogs. The parents go into Camping World. They come out with the power cord and we’re off.

The last hour is pretty good. But then we get to the campground. The sites are tiny, and mom isn’t really in the mood for a small campsite. We try to look for another site, but they’re all as bad. We settle on one site, and it’s not good to get in to. They have quite a bit of experience and make it work. We have great views of the mountains and we are close to the city. I think we will be fine here for two weeks.

Well, that wraps up this post! I hope you enjoyed it. I’ll see you in the next post!

Painted Desert Photo Contest

We did it again…

We arrived in Holbrook, AZ today and had time to run up to the Painted Desert for sunset. Of course that means pictures, and in our family that means a photo contest from the Painted Desert. We are trying a new plugin for these, so please choose your favorite from below and let’s see how this goes!

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Snapper’s Passing and New Fish

Snapper died recently, although you probably gathered that from the title of this post. We found him in his tank a few days ago. We buried him under a bush in a campground in Arizona. My brother even made a little gravestone with a sticky  note and a rock. After a couple days, we started to talk about how when we move into a house, we would probably have several bettas around said house. That put a new fish in my head. 

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