Last week we took a day off with family and took a driving tour around parts of El Paso and then headed north to Alamogordo, NM to visit a small, inexpensive zoo and enjoy some gourmet pizzas up in cooler Cloudcroft, NM at nearly 9,000 feet above sea level.
Before we flew up here, I purchased a used zoom lens for my Nikon DSLR camera. I tried it out while at the zoo. Unfortunately, the exhibits are all enclosed by rather tight fencing, so I struggled to get decent shots without the constant aggravation of fencing messing them up. I still got a handful of half-way decent shots to share. I hope to have better success when we’re out West in a couple months.
BTW, we attended church in-person this week (Bethie did last week, but I was not feeling well and missed) which was the first time I’ve been in a physical church service in 65 Sundays! It was such a blessing to worship with other believers in person. There were very few masks and it was really great to see smiles and hear voices singing together.
We leave El Paso and head to Fort Worth on Thursday, so we’re down to our final three days here. We are about to become serious road warriors between now and October. We’d appreciate your prayers as we travel for safety on the roads, good visits with friends, family, and church families, and good health and restful sleep. Changing beds and environments with changing allergens is always a challenge for us. Oh, and pray that all our stuff fits into the Rav4. We shipped two 50 lb suitcases up to Michigan ahead of us, but even that will not alleviate the tight fit!
Thanks for praying!