New Mexico's Top Ten
10. A total population of 2 million people leading to...more hiking than high rises and more caving than conferences.
9. Hot air ballooning...in 350 days of sunshine.
8. Being home to one quarter of the Four Corners.
7. Weck's Restaurant (seriously, go and try the papas with green chile).
6. Hosting the Connie Mack World Series.
5. The oryx are imported but still pretty cool.
4. Carlsbad Caverns has to make the list especially if you are a bat fancier.
3. Prickly pear fruit -- just watch out for the spines.
2. The staircase at the Loretta Chapel...they say it is physically impossible but it's there.
1. Dirt roads and fresh air which allows...solitude and space to hear God for those who seek it.
You Know Your God is Too Small...
If any words can fully describe Him.
13 Free Date Ideas
1. Plan a stargazing trip and share your dreams.
2. Volunteer for a service project together.
3. Go swimming outside and exchange childhood memories.
4. Take a hike together.
5. Play a game together and at the end add your scores together -- because when one of you wins you both win.
6. Dance away the night using Youtube videos to learn your dance style of choice.
7. Check out fairytales from the library and read them aloud to each other (crackling fire optional).
8. Picnic at the park -- each bring part of the picnic and surprise each other.
9. Go on a prayer walk.
10. Cook dinner together. Head chef is whoever doesn't normally cook. You choose if the under chef can talk or not besides saying, "Yes, Chef."
11. Pick a book of the Bible to study together chapter by chapter (or however you would like) and then go somewhere different for each study.
12. Write a silly story together. Each person gets to write one line.
13. Play "Truth or Truth". Take index cards and used them vertically. Then answer 5 questions about yourself and your significant other -- hers on top, his on bottom. Then compare answers and discuss!
A New Mexico Alphabet (W to Z)
W -- W is for Wind. Spring in New Mexico brings back thunder, spiders, and wind. And while gusting is common year 'round, spring winds come with the trifecta of allergens, dust devils and duststorms.
X -- X is for Oryx. Oryx is a type of African antelope that was imported to Southern New Mexico in 1969. Turns out they like it here.
Y -- Y is for Yucca. Yucca may look like your average, inhospitable, spined desert succulent but it is our state flower. And you can make soap out of the roots, rope out of the leaves, and Christmas tree ornaments out of the dried flower pods.
Z -- Z is for Zia. If you have ever wanted to know what the red symbol, that looks like a sun, on the state flag is -- now you know: it's a zia.
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