Mar 29

You Give Me Fever

by in America, US Road Trip 2014

We finally get the chance to go off the grid for a mountain adventure in Guadalupe Mountains National Park and Baby Boy O has a teething fever. Started off with his hands in his mouth and lots of drooling, then progressed in the morning to a fever of 38.5 degrees. After a shot of baby Pedia Care he seems back to his normal self so we headed off on the McKirritck Canyon Trail for a beautiful 6 mile canyon hike. We fretted over him all day, making sure he’s well hydrated with drink stops every 20 minutes, well shaded with an umbrella and well cooled with a wet towel on his neck. He’s a tough little trooper and loved the hike, as did daddy and mummy. Teething really sucks.

 

Baby boy o having early breakfast

Little poppet feeling very warm

 

Fresh red tomatoes

Lovely present from a fellow RVer

 

Long freight train

Waiting waiting waiting

 

Caution high winds sign

Blown all over the road

 

ÏEnglish hubby cleaning wind screen

Perfecting the drive by photo moment

 

Guadalupe mountains

Heading to the Guadalupe Mountains

 

Rover at entrance to McKittrick canyon

Off to hike McKittrick Canyon

 

Start of the canyon hike

Start of a six mike hike, a little nervous given the little one's fever

 

Blue skies in the canyon

Raw and beautiful

 

Family photo in McKittrick canyon

Canyon pose

 

Dries river beds

Over dried river beds

 

Mummy and baby boy o under an umbrella

Nice and cool under the shade

 

Native plant

Natives

 

Smooth bark trees

Smooth bark trees, right in the middle of the desert

 

English hubby crossing stream

Hop skip and jump over the little stream

 

Baby boy o touching tree

Baby Boy O communing with nature

 

Spindly green plant

Where the wild things grow

 

Beautiful mountains and blue sky with clouds

Hallowed skies

 

Feeding baby boy o at the cabin

Pit stop at the cabin

 

Baby boy o eating fruit

Fruit break, yummy!

 

Baby boy o feeling a little better sitting on table

Feeling like his old self

 

Silouhette  of tree and sun

Thank goodness for water breaks every 20 minutes

 

Sweet little baby boy o

Little smiley guy

 

English hubby walking the trail

Trudging forward with daddy

 

Baby boy o carried by dad at the grotto

We finally reach the grotto

 

Family selfie

Canyon family selfie

 

Dad changing baby boy o on picnic table

Picnic table bush change

 

Cool grotto

Natural air conditioning

 

Baby boy o asleep in the carrier with dad

Exhausted, barreling back along the path

 

Stones on a river bed

Stone Age

 

Rocky River bed

Rock on!

 

Canyon trees

Getting weary in the heat

 

Glad to have made it back safely. Headed to the campground, navigated tricky parking and fired up the generator for some welcome air conditioning

 

Baby boy o in orange too carried by dad

My little trooper

 

Beware of mountain lions sign

Explains the scat on the trail

 

Baby boy o and dad sitting in camping chair outside RV

Settling in for the night

 

 

 

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