Farmington for the Day

How many days off have I actually spent in Farmington? I might be able to count them on one hand.  So today was dedicated to just that.  We had a slow relaxing morning, not making it out of the house until around 11:00am.  Our first stop was Hastings, a book store here in town that is a lot like Boarders was in Salem.  We each got a coffee and headed for our favorite book sections.

When our coffees were gone, and we both had our caffeine fix, we headed out to take a daylight tour of the town of Farmington.  We decided on a pizza place for lunch.  With our bellies full, we made a plan of attack for the rest of the day.  I have been wanting to go to the junk yard just outside of Farmington since shortly after we got here.  I had seen a few license plate Pinterest projects that I was dying to try.  We were having a blast finding so many license plates in good shape when a guy driving a giant fork lift came over to us and explained that most of the cars in that lot were impound cars…after clarifying what cars were what we were relieved to discover that we had not taken any plates off the impound cars, but we all three got a good laugh out of it and the gentleman was nice in pointing us in the direction we were actually supposed to be.  Phew, crisis everted.  We felt like it was a pretty successful trip, as we found several different kinds of plates in good condition.  I was so excited and can’t wait to use them, especially the so beautiful turquoise New Mexico plate!

What a fun partner in adventure!
We had a deadline to be back to the house at 5:30pm at the latest, so I would have at least twenty minutes to get ready for work and make a lunch.  We made it back into town with more than an hour to spare, so we stopped at two trading posts on Main Street to find a small but pretty Navajo decorative piece for Mary Beth’s book shelf.  We found a little something at each store, a tile sand painting and a small pot.  I wouldn’t have spotted the second place but I am sure glad we discovered it.  I may have to go back and get some Christmas gifts. It was the best trading post type store that I have seen in our two months here.  With a half an hour to spare at home I rested my head a few minutes then dressed and gathered my things.  It is sometimes hard to go to work, but I am so blessed to have a job that I LOVE.  Seriously delivering babies, it doesn’t get any better than that.
Valerie, a coworker who has been so gracious to car pool with me, picked me up.  Shiprock has been a good work experience, and I am going to miss the friends I have made here when I leave.
I talked to Chad on face time today too…he was glowing.  Mission trips are so good for the soul, and I am so glad that he has this opportunity and is having a good time.

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