Friday, July 31, 2009

Home again

We arrived home last night six hours later than expected due to flight delays and a missed flight on the East Coast. Then our flight from Baltimore to ABQ was a turbulent ride for the entire four hours. I am a white knuckle flier, and I was terrified until I saw the landscape of New Mexico below me.

If some of you have never flown over New Mexico, it is QUITE A SIGHT from the sky. Looks just like a topographical map.

It was great to land at the ABQ Sunport at 6:30 p.m. and it really felt good to get home to Santa Fe and our mountains an hour later.


Got several days of catching up to do. Seeing all the family members and catching up with some friends was just wonderful for a week. Returning home is good, too.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Oh lordy! Bobcat Bite!

John has been to Bobcate Bite before, but today was my first visit ever for one of their famed Green Chile Cheeseburgers. Wow! They do live up to their reputation! I would have liked the chile a little hotter, but other than that, the hamburger was awesome.

And me without my camera. (The picture below is from Gil's Thrilling Blog. )

Leaving town

We're going to western New York to visit family and friends for a week. My kids will be there from Missouri and Texas so that will be great.

But I am so connected to my house here, I am going to miss Santa Fe. And my dogs.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Heat wave

This past week we have had a heat wave in Santa Fe compared to our usual mild summer weather. It's been hovering around 90 - 95 every day. They tell us this happens for a week or two every summer, so I hope this is IT and then we get back to some cooler days and nights.

Luckily the humidity is lower than all the other places I have ever lived, and I wouldn't complain at all except we don't have any air conditioner or swamp cooler in this house so we rely on fans to move the air around and blinds to block the hot sun.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

First tomato

Okay, so it might not be the biggest and prettiest tomato ever, but it's our FIRST one of the season -- and that makes it GREAT. Is there anything as good as the first tomato of summer?

Monday, July 6, 2009

Takin' it to the streets in Albuquerque

In the late afternoon on Independence Day, we participated in the Albuquerque Tea Party along Alameda Blvd.

I could tell you all about the energy, enthusiasm, hopefulness, patriotism, excitement and fun ... but I think I will let the pictures tell the story:

(All photos by John)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Independence Day in Eldorado

Lots of color and fun here in Eldorado yesterday as our community celebrated Independence Day. Here are some pictures John took of the parade - lots of red, white, and blue, fire trucks, kids, dogs and horses - what could be better?

Friday, July 3, 2009

Rejoicing over good news

We heard not too long ago that we are going to have another grandchild at the beginning of December. Then just several days ago my daughter had a sonogram and the baby is a BOY. A healthy boy, progressing normally.

So -- this will be the first male grandchild, Victoria is going to have a baby brother and is thrilled, and here in Santa Fe, I will be busy doing some knitting projects in the next five months!