Land of Enchantment

In chapter three, Mo and Finchy visit a state called the Land of Enchantment.

It’s one of the four border states. What does that mean? Part of this state touches three other states – Arizona, Colorado and Utah – at the same point or corner. It also shares an international border with a country called Mexico. Can you find it on a US map?

What kinds of animals live here? There are more sheep and cattle living here than people. Many people who live here also speak two languages – English and Spanish.

One of the cities in this state is called, Albuquerque, which is the hot air balloon capital of America. It’s home to more than three hundred hot air balloons and the annual International Balloon Fiesta, the largest hot air balloon festival in the world.

Have you ever ridden in a hot air balloon? Mo and Finchy never did. At least, not yet. Mo doesn’t think he would like it because it might make his stomach jump up and down. But if you have ridden in a hot air balloon, send Mo an email. What was it like? You can also  draw a picture about your experience. We’ll post it on this website along with your first name, age, and state where you live.

Sometimes, the temperature in the state can get really hot – 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Can you imagine what that would feel like? It would be so hot that you could probably fry an egg on the sidewalk. You would never want to leave your swimming pool or air conditioned house.

This state is very beautiful. More than seventy million years ago, you wouldn’t have been able to walk on the ground. An ancient sea covered most of the land in the state.

Do you know something else about this state that you want to share with us? Maybe you have grandparents, aunts and uncles, or cousins,  living here.  What do they like best about this state? Email Mo and we’ll post it on this website.


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