During the first full day in New Mexico we drove up into the mountains to visit Silver City. Aliciana’s ancestors all come from this area and there are still many family members left in the cute little city. We had a nice brunch with Aliciana’s Tia Pancha and her family, her Grandpa Raul, and her Tia Cynthia.

After leaving Silver City we drove to City Of Rocks State Park on the way back to Las Cruces. The rocks were lots of fun to hike around on and it was amazing how far you could see down into the valley. This area of New Mexico was some of the prettiest land I’ve ever visited. From up on the rocks you could see rain storms roll across the grass plains below. I can see why New Mexico’s state nickname is “The Land of Enchantment”.