Monday, September 29, 2008


Had a short visit to David on my way home from Albuquerque. We just had time to hike up to this lovely view before it started thundering, which sent us down the mountain much faster than we came up!

On the way home we got stuck in traffic, but there were mountains and then a double rainbow over the highway. Nicest traffic jam I've ever been in.

Friday, September 26, 2008

New Mexico

After finishing up with business in Albuquerque Elizabeth headed into the wilds of New Mexico -- definitely big sky country.

A majority of the architecture is adobe, including lots of little churches.

The rabbitbrush was blooming profusely.

Stopped in Chimayo, where there is a Catholic church where the soil is supposed to have healing properties. There were many altars decorated in full Latin American style.

(And, not pictured, there were many signs along the roads saying "Obamanos!")

The next morning, climbed up to the hill by my hotel for a beautiful sunrise.

Sightseeing around Santa Fe included this adobe hotel said to look a lot like Taos Pueblo.

And then, on the way back to the airport in Albuquerque, stopped at Tent Rocks, where you can hike through a slot canyon and amongst funky rock formations.

And on to Denver...