Getting Home: Gypsum, Saguaro and Surf

  Blue and white We headed home from Ruidoso along US-70 aiming for Tucson, Arizona, but took a stop early in the day at White Sands National Monument in southern New Mexico.  White Sands is an interesting geological anomaly – rainfall and run-off from the nearby mountains has no place to drain.  In a wetter…

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Heading Home: Chilis, Aliens and Cowboys

  Ristra So last weekend we were successful at bringing the Beloved and our trusty companion Eutaw back to San Diego from Santa Fe.  It was a great trip – we let ourselves do it over three days rather than trying to rush back.  Leaving Santa Fe was sort of bittersweet – it’s a great…

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City Different Afternoon

Went this past weekend to New Mexico for one of our last weekends that was primarily relaxation.  On Saturday, we spent the weekend running some errands, but those tasks had the benefit of being run in downtown Santa Fe — one of the last truly unique places in America. MFA_070203 One thing that most people…

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Vox Hunt: Personal Best

Show us the best picture you took in 2006.Submitted by Captured Moments.   Cheating — putting two… Capistrano Ruins This picture was taken in April during a long weekend in Laguna and Orange County.  On Sunday (it was Easter Sunday actually), we went to the Mission San Juan Capistrano — famous for its returning swallows.…

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The Lazy Day and the Active Day

First off, Thanksgiving was great.  The table groaned under the burden of way too much delicious food, and there was even more good cheer to go around than there was food.  The bird was better than any we had roasted over the previous years, so I was pretty happy and relieved (since I was in…

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New Mexico Road Trip

I was out for a 3-day weekend to visit Susan and her folks who were visiting from Virginia.  It was a great visit.  One of the best things we did was take a road trip out of Santa Fe on Friday. Our first leg headed north up US-84 to Tierra Amarilla.  There (actually in the…

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New Mexico Road Trip

I was out for a 3-day weekend to visit Susan and her folks who were visiting from Virginia.  It was a great visit.  One of the best things we did was take a road trip out of Santa Fe on Friday. Our first leg headed north up US-84 to Tierra Amarilla.  There (actually in the…

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