Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cloud Croft, NM

Zack's family and my family tend to be very similar! So of course, when my family planned a vacation mid-July, so did his!!  So, we flew out a day early from my family's vacation in Palm Desert to make it to Zack's family reunion in Cloud Croft New Mexico.  Never heard of it?  Neither had we :)

Cloud Croft is in the mountains of New Mexico and is nice and cool.  This is a place his grandmother used to travel to when she was younger to escape the hot hot heat of El Paso.  His entire family was there!  We had a fun time roughing it in cabins.

 We were bunk mates with Zack's sister Nina.  She is a HUGE Utah fan so we thought it was pretty fun we both sported these shirts one day.  See- - we can still be friends :)
 The hilarious part of this camp is that it is owned by the Community of Christ (aka The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).  So all over were were pictures of their gospel and strange sayings and prayers.  We would walk by this pillar on our way to the dining hall and didn't realized until 2 days later that this side, is only one of TWO sides!  We were so happy that the message finally made some sense.  Its pretty funny to only read this half though!
Amongst all the family games of ultimate frisbee, basketball, and get to know you activities, we still found time to play some of our favorite games.  Here is Zack and his sister Alicia playing Lost Cities.
 Zack's mothers side of the family is from the colonies in Mexico called Dublan.  That is where his Mom grew up so she is fluent in English and in Spanish. So although his mom is technically not a mexican, she definitely has the heritage.  Here is some of the family singing around the piano their favorite songs in Spanish. 
 Here is a perfect example of what I meant when I said weird artwork.  Funny.  We loved it!  It was great to be able to meet and finally put faces with names of Zack's family.  We had a great time even though it rained 80% of the time! 


Shantel Elise said...

Glad that you had a good time! It looks like fun. I'm glad that you mentioned that the sign that you and Zack are standing by is only one of two sides, because I was trying to read it and couldn't figure it out.

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Holly Petty said...

Love that random artwork, very special. I'm glad you were able to make it to both vacations!