It is rare that I have an experience that I absolutely cannot describe…well, this was one of them. I’ve been referred to as a ‘free spirit’ over the years, but this place was beyond even anything I could relate to! It seems that I need some direction when I visit a very large exhibit venue…at the very least some clue as to where to begin, where to end, and some sense of whether or not
When Tracy and I heard about this amazing event, we knew we had to participate! Hundreds of families and friends showed up to get their personal over-sized paper lantern and s/mores kit! People gathered around fire pits and made new friends. It was fabulous! Before the sun went down and the inflating of the lanterns began, there were crafts, music and time to write or draw your intention or something you were grateful for on
The town of Madrid is nestled in a narrow canyon in the Ortiz Mountains. It was once a coal mining town, then ghost town in the 1800’s. It is situated along the Turquoise Trail between Sante Fe and Albuquerque. This little mountain community is residence for about 300 people. Today, Madrid (emphasis on the first syllable) is a bustling creative community with over 40 shops, galleries, several restaurants, a spa, a museum. One can almost
Another fun outing to get some exercise with Christopher. Most of the gorgeous flowers were found in the hot house. It is too early in the season for the outside blossoms to have come alive! But I WILL go back in June for the blasts of color that surround visitors all summer long! By then, hopefully the Butterfly House and the penguin and otter enclosures will also be ready!
Though throughout my travels I have done quite a bit of hiking, there is something special about the Sandias. No matter what trail you take, a beautiful view of the mountains and the city and desert are available to feast your eyes on!
While I was back East visiting family and friends, I made my way up to Havre de Grace on a day that the wind was at a minimum. It was pretty chilly, but the quiet, serene atmosphere and the new day breaking almost brought a warmth to the entire area..except my nose, of course…lol I used to live there and I sorely miss the river…the Susquehanna! On this morning, I couldn’t seem to get my
A brand new event occurred in ABQ this year ….the Chinese Lantern Festival. It was delightful. There was an amazing display of culture, ethnic food available and hot cocoa to take the chill off. It was sooooo cold that night! In addition to the stationary colorful visual displays, there was an hour long live performance of dance and unbelievable acrobatics. I was absolutely impressed with not only the skill involved, but the joy with which the
Thank you, Mary Morrissey for sharing this with us… ***I am sorry the beautiful pictures did not show up. I will attempt to attach the link at the end…maybe they will show up from there! Happy Thanksgiving! Here are 5 Unexpected Benefits of Gratitude to Make Your Holiday Season Brighter NOVEMBER 23, 2017 American Thanksgiving is a time to be mindful of what we are grateful for, and ideally, to share this with others! But the
Woohoo!!! The balloons are back! Or should I say, WERE back! Balloon Fiesta was a few weeks ago and it was just as amazing as I remember it from 4 years ago! Yes, I still felt like a kid when I got onto the field. How could anyone not?! Christopher went with me this year and we stayed from 7:00am to 9:00pm! We watched the mass ascension, chainsaw carvers, and the Music Fiesta included Billy
Sooo, has anyone ever heard that expression?! Well, I’m banking on it…LOL After being in my current apartment for 4 months, I am transferring to yet another one…YIKES! THIS move, despite the extra fees for moving within a 6 month period, is going to be a spectacular one!!! You see, when I was here in ABQ in April, the model I saw was a second floor top unit with vaulted ceilings and a