A few weeks ago we were presented with an opportunity to travel with my husband to California where he is currently working. With no strings keeping us in Texas for the next couple of weeks we jumped on it and in less than a week we were on our way.
We headed west via I-10 with the goal of making it from outside of San Antonio, TX to Flagstaff, AZ on the first day. In hindsight it was quite ambitious to think we could easily make it more than 1000 miles in a day. Did I mention we were traveling with our son and two dogs? We did it and with a few stops along the way it only took us about 20 hours! (hint of sarcasm here).
White Sands National Park
The first stop on our road trip was the White Sands National Park in New Mexico. About twelve years ago my husband was stationed nearby so we spent some time reminiscing about old times and showing our son around. Although it was HOT, we were able to do a little exploring and get in some sand sledding.
McGinn’s Pistachio Tree Ranch
No trip through New Mexico is complete without a stop at McGinn’s Pistachio Tree Ranch! They have the best pistachios, jellies, snacks, candy, wine, and more. Our favorite flavor is Lemon Lime and it pairs well with cold beer! We didn’t make it to their big store Pistachio Land this time but if you get a chance their main location has the world’s largest pistachio and daily tours of the ranch.