A quick note to say that we made it here safely and the train was a pleasure! We are having a wonderful time with friends and family because there is so much to celebrate this year. My sister is getting her masters degree in June and two of my close friends are getting their BA in June so they are very excited that they are almost there. My Pumpkins birthday is on the 24th of December so we are going to have a Carvel cake (ice cream cakes-Yumm!) for her birthday tonight. Then there is Christmas, of course!
My favorite part about the desert is the amazing landscapes at every turn. From snowpeaked mountains, ancient buttes standing tall on the valley plain, with purple mountains in the distance. The air is frosty, so much that the air tastes like ice when you breathe it.
Pictures will come when I get back to Santa Cruz.