"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

Dr. Adrian Rogers , 1931 - 2005

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Vacation at Home

Yesterday was a very windy day. At times the conditions were *whiteout*. No, not due to snow, but because of what is to the west of my home. In fact I can see it from my porch.
I live near White Sands New Mexico.


They are beautiful and pristine. We may not have a beach nearby, but by going here it feels like we are picnicking and visiting at the beach.


We rarely ever see snow. In fact, if we have snow it is a trace. But with the White Sands we go sledding and snow(sand) boarding!


So as you begin to plan your summer trips and vacations...look close to home. You will be amazed at what literally is at your back door!

3 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Those sands are beautiful! Jack is always saying he doesn't need a vacation in some exotic locale. There is so much right here in our own state to see!

Jackie said...

I had a friend who lived near White Sands for several years -- her husband was Airforce. So we got to visit White Sands with them and then we went up to the mountains that same day to see some snow. Such a pretty area!

diana said...

that is so cool. i've never personally seen the white sands, but would love to.