10.12.2014

Ballooning, Day 3

We didn't even bother getting out of bed for this morning's balloon launch - which ended up being canceled due to high winds. The Balloon Fiesta had really bad luck this year weather-wise.

Instead, we slept in, then headed out to Petroglyph National Monument.
We stopped at the ranger station to pick up a map and a petroglyph book for Addy.
Pop quiz - what's the difference between a petroglyph and a pictograph?
According to the book, a petroglyph is carved and a pictograph is painted.
Addy thought that was pretty cool, especially when the book said some paints were made from animal blood. (Ewwwwww)
The trails we chose were very easy, with lots of carvings. Addy had fun looking the glyphs up in her book.
That was her favorite thing until we spotted this guy - a roadrunner!
Not a great picture but he was a beautiful bird, quite willing to stand around and let us admire him as long as we wanted.
We tried going to an arts and craft show at the race track, but the winds were blowing so hard they shut it down to keep the tent from blowing away.
Lunch was wonderful - fresh, well-prepared seafood with fried alligator as the appetizer. Addy was determined not to taste even a bite. I tried bribing her with money - $5, then $10 - but it was no go until I brought out the big guns .... the stuffie (stuffed animal) of her choice if she ate - and swallowed - one bite. Victory! And best of all, she actually liked it!
And she loves her new bear (Rosie, on the right) and Beanie Baby dog (Bones, under her chin). The rest of the animals? Four came from home, the rest were acquired on this trip. Addy does love her babies!