On Tuesday we took the trek up to the Alburquerque Temple. It is a 3 hour drive from Las Cruces and our previous attempts were thwarted by sickness and fatigue. Clemens, in wanting to plan other fun trips knew he couldn't go anywhere until we had made the trip up. We loaded up the car with food, blankets and the baby and took off. We had planned on setting off right when Maja was due for her morning nap. It was a good idea... She ended up sleeping the last hour of the drive, nearly driving her poor mother mad with her crying.
We got to the temple at one and had a lovely lunch in the cafeteria. Then we let daddy go to a session and Maja and I set off to explore. Our plans were to find a park and play for a little while, then go to Whole Foods or Trader Joes (both within 3 miles- heaven!), but as we headed out to the car the wind was blowing furiously and there was a huge storm cloud headed our way. We decided to forego the park and head to Whole Foods. Luckily there was a Borders next door, so we stopped in there to change diapers and to get daddy Climbing Magazine (our Barnes and Nobel doesn't carry them). We walked through Whole Foods and took off to Trader Joes. At Trader Joes we bought their amazing honey whole wheat pretzels and some milk to snack on while we waited for daddy to finish.
When daddy was done, we traded off care of Maja and I was able to go through a session. We headed home around 6 pm. Maja slept maybe 20-30 min on the way home. Luckily her parents were in a much calmer state and were mainly concerned with her well being. When we got home around 9, Maja dove into bed and didn't move for the rest of the night.
PS- I LOVED the city! Albuquerque is a great place.