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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Desert Mountains

Near our little farm is the Organ Mountains.  These are desert mountains rich in adventures and tales of lost gold mines.    I love looking up at these mountains with their many faces and changing colors.   I have always wished that I would never take them for granted and so far I haven't.


    The desert surrounding these mountains is our playground and we take advantage of the closeness as much as possible. 
 We loaded our ATV's in our horse trailer last week and planned an adventure. (I know, remember we are Texans, we use our horse trailers for everything, lol).  
  We loaded an ice chest with drinks and carne asada with the fixings and headed out.   
 What freedom! 
 We usually plan these trips on a weekday to have the entire desert to ourselves and we did on this day.  We didn't see another soul the entire day.   What freedom!!!







Unloading ATV's


On the Trail



 Desert mountains and my Fellow at the base on the trail


Wide spaces


Top of the mountain (don't you just love my big ol sweatshirt, LOL)






Riding Down the Mountain




Safe back at the base and resting before the next trail 





Old Mine


This is in front of the Mine.  Look over my right shoulder at the view

 One can even see other Mountains in the distance.  Big Country:)


 Unknown history on this crude building



 Back at our campsite, thank goodness its time for foodies and I am ever so hungry.  

 Carne Asada on the grill with a little cast iron pot of beans


Fixings for the Carne Asada Burritos.
 (fender of horse trailer or counter top, same thing).








And of Course heating up the tortillas.




And this adventure was made possible by these little babies!



I love these little guys.  Tough little machines:)





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31 Lovely Comments:

  1. Beautiful scenery! And the food looks fab! Thanks for taking us along Evelyn :-)

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  2. Very cool! It looks like you both had quite an adventure.

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  3. How beautiful! It would be awesome to live so close to such beauty! We have our own here, but not like this!

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  4. Roy and I looked through your photos Green with envy! It is so lovely and peaceful :-) Glad you enjoyed it, Evelyn xx

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  5. Wow! How amazing are those views?!?! So jealous.

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  6. Wonderful shots. Yes, I do love the oversized sweatshirt.

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  7. The photos are looking great! I wish that was close to my house. Just lots of trees and hills around here in MO. And the little grill picnic...Genius!

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  8. I need to get used to this kind of scenery ..... Once we sell our house here in NC, we are moving out West to AZ!! I am so excited :) We visited out there earlier this year (my husband is from the West coast) .... and I loved the views and the fact you could literally see for miles!

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    1. Thanks you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

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  9. Wow, what a great trip out! What was the temperature Evelyn, and does it get very cold when the sun goes down?
    I'd love to spend some time in the US on horseback, the vastness blows my mind! The little patches of wilderness here in the UK are very little!
    Janie x

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  10. Oh my gosh, Evelyn.....what beautiful country!!!!!! I can't even slightly imagine being surrounded by that much gorgeousness every single day. You are blessed. Truly blessed! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous state! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  11. That looks like so much fun!

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  12. Looks like you had a blast! And the food looks great!

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  13. FUN Post and Tour! Loved all the photos! :) It is so beautiful there!

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  14. What beautiful pictures and such a great place to play! Certainly different from anything you see around here. thank you for sharing!!

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  15. Beautiful scenery and beautiful pictures! What a great place to explore. Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-20.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  16. These shots are amazing Evelyn! It must be so interesting being there. Thanks for sharing on Creative Monday.

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  17. Great photography! Looks like you're both having the time of your lives! We're always looking for vacays and adventures to include a grandchild. Thanks for affirming "doing" vacations are the best!!!

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  18. A playground, for sure! You are so brave! I only this summer drove an ATV for the first time...very slowly. You rock! Thank you for sharing in the GRAND Social!

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  19. Wow that looks like such fun! We did these kinds of things when I was a kid and my sons do now. I have stayed home too much I think. I need this kind of adventure! Thanks for linking.

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  20. Thanks for showing off your gorgeous pictures last week! We'd love to have you back today:
    http://www.joyfulhomemaking.com/2012/10/welcome-to-think-tank-thursday-2.html

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  21. Wow, what a fun day! And, so beautiful. How lucky to have that wide open space all to yourselves!
    -Lynn

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  22. What a great adventure it looks like you had. D isn't up for camping any more. He says he "camped" enough in the Army. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

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  23. What an amazing place! and to not see anyone else all day? How incredible! Thanks for sharing this!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  24. Gorgeous vistas and a tasty lunch, what a great day!

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  25. What a great day in such spectacular surroundings! The picnics on the horse trailer fender (or its equivalent!) are the best. We love to adventure and this sounds like a perfect day! Thanks for sharing on Busy Monday!

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  26. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  27. Looks like a great adventure, and those pictures are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  28. Being outside playing all day does make you hungry! And I love your picnic basket. :)

    Glad you had fun, and that mine looks interesting!! The pics are great!

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  29. Freedom for sure! I too love the mountains Evelyn. I could not imagine living anywhere without them. One of God's greatest creations! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))