originally, we had planned to stay in a state park this week. we arrived, only to discover it was nestled in a narrow canyon. it was really beautiful, but internet was scarce. and by scarce, i mean non-existent. which doesn’t work for us, because derek has to work to support this lifestyle. so, we had to move again the next day, to springer, nm. which is in the middle of nowhere. so, i have been scouring for things to do, and when i saw that fort union national monument was about an hour away, i whisked us away for another historical/educational adventure.
when they completed all the could without hitting the trail, we hit the trail. it’s a 1.4 mile stroll around the grounds. unlike at pecos, we had a map this time, so i was able to navigate and identify things a bit better. like the officers quarters.
the boy was a good sport. he’s not always into doing the junior ranger stuff and when we were unloading from the car, he told me he wasn’t going to do it, but he changed his mind and ended up doing the entire book (instead of the bare minimum).
the kiddos finished up their books and collected another junior ranger badge. the book was too hard for hazel, but she was glad to take the pledge and get a sticker for her hard work of being dragged around what surely looks exactly like all the other ruins we’ve been to lately.
and that’s a wrap on fort union.