The Adventures of Bandelier Dave

One of the things that a few of us wanted to do during our recent trip to New Mexico was spend a little time in the great outdoors. My brother Dave had never been to New Mexico before and we thought that Bandelier National Monument would be a great excursion. So one day, while others partook…

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Still Enchanted

New Mexico’s State slogan is “The Land of Enchantment”, and The Beloved and I it’s a pretty special place. We have a history there that dates back to the very beginning of our relationship and so it holds a lot of sentimental value for us. We thought we’d go back often, but in our time…

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Ten Years Gone

During the last week of December 2000, I stood watching the sunset on the cliffs of Torrey Pines State Park and wondered about a few things: what I was getting myself into?  How could I be standing somewhere in December in a t-shirt?  Should I get one of those new cell phone things? That week,…

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New Addition

We’ve had a decorating issue at The Aerie for a while.  In the living room (piano room or whatever you want to call it…), we’ve had a couple of small prints.  Which isn’t much of a problem — they're a little too small for the room, except that the other part of the room has…

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Views and Observations from 5716 Miles of Road

Looking out at the road rushing underneath my wheels. –– Jackson Browne One thing you have a lot of while you're driving across country is time.  Time to look.  Time to think.  Time to talk.  Some observations from a lot of highway. Scenery.  As I said before, this vacation didn’t permit long treks into gorgeous…

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Eat Across America

It’s sort of strange to think about our trip east now outside of the context of The Beloved’s dad passing away.  But there was a trip out before Christmas (which seems like it was four years ago) – and it was good.  In the past, trips had often involved going to a National Park or…

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Am I Reincarnated From an Ancestral Puebloan?

On one of our other days in Northern New Mexico, we left Santa Fe with our friends and traveled about an hour to Bandelier National Monument, which is just outside of the town of Los Alamos. Bandelier sits in the Frijoles Canyon and is the site of cliff dwellings from ancestral pueblo peoples that lived…

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