Some friends of ours invited us to go hiking on New Years Day this year over at the Coronado National Park. It is about a twenty minute drive from our house. We hiked up to the Coronado cave and went exploring. http://www.nps.gov/coro/planyourvisit/caving.htm We had to climb down about 20 feet to get into the mouth of the cave. The kids had an absolute blast, even Alison. We thought she would be scared because the cave is quite dark, even with flashlights. But, she is our fearless one. Nothing scares her. She was so dirty from playing on the rocks and in the dirt, but she had fun. I think we will need to invest in a child back carrier for future hikes. Alison rode on Jon's shoulders most of the way up to the cave, but she almost jumped off. Scary! The kids want to go back again, so next time we go I will take the camera in the cave with me. I didn't take it inside this time, because I wasn't sure how the conditions were.
After the cave, we drove up to the overlook and Jon took some of the kids on a trail up to the top of the mountain. You can see the US/Mexican border from the overlook. There is a very distinct black line. We only live about 15 to 20 miles from the border.
To top the day off, we all went to the Diner, a fifties style restaurant, to have dinner and milkshakes.
There are so many places to explore here. This area has so much history. I'm hope that we can take advantage of that while we are here.
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