Before setting out for our Dia de Campo, Nicky and my 8 year old nephew modeled the lastest in Sombrero fashion.
Look! It has air conditioning!
First stop of the day was a small church in the nearby ranch community of La Cucharita. I learned so much about this church, why it was built and the story behind the patron saint La Virgen de La Cucharita. (Future Mi Mexico Monday post!)
As we were exiting the church and deciding where to head to next, we heard a few strains of happy music blaring from a small Mazda truck that could only mean one thing....
We then continued on our merry way and as we drove around we saw lots and lots of cows!
Have I mentioned that how much I love cows? I would have loved to take this little guy home with me.
In between cow sightings, we passed by this small panteon (cemetery).
Then we finally reached our destination...El Arbol Bola. I think it looks like that big oak tree on the back of those special edition quarters from some years back. (I think it was the Connecticut quarter.)
Perfect place for picnic, don't you think?
After lunch, some chose to climb the enormous tree.
While others preferred to swing from them. Like father....
I went for a walk, taking photographs of whatever caught my fancy. I thought this particular cactus paddle looked like a big foot with the tunas (prickly pears) being the toes.
Is this what an oasis looks like?
One of my favorite photos of the day and that's no bull! (Sorry, I couldn't resist!)
On our way home we stopped at yet another church. Didn't learn any interesting, but I did get this gorgeous shot.
Not a bad day at all!