Today, Lyn and Mom are going to see the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge with a family friend.  Normally, they go on the weekend but Mom realized there was no reason to wait since they all have time available.

They will take the binoculars and check out what birds have come in to spend the winter in this wetland.  

They will see Bald Eagles, Sandhill Cranes, Snow Geese and lots of different kinds of ducks by the thousands.  They will walk the loop path which will only take them about an hour.  Along the path, they might encounter some Greater Earless Lizards or the New Mexico  and Checkered Whiptail which live in the Bosque as well.   The Whiptail lizards are interesting because most of the species that live in New Mexico reproduce parthenogenetically.  This means that the female lays unfertilized eggs which hatch into clones of the mother.

When they're done there, they'll head into San Antonio, the little town in New Mexico; not the city in Texas, for lunch at Manny's Buckhorn Tavern.  The Buckhorn serves some of the best green chile cheeseburgers around and was featured on an episode of Throwdown with Bobby Flay.

They've done this trip many times before.  They go a couple times of year.  Lyn's looking forward to the day.  She knows where they're going and that they'll be home early enough in the afternoon for her to spend the evening with her respite provider.


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