Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Holiday Lights in Santa Fe

Just a quick photo post. I am crazy at work this week and I am feeling like dookie. Not a great combo... Anyway, on to the farolito lights! And a few other random shots....

I guess this last one threw you for a loop eh? Rudy and his creepy rhino friend. This is one of the many fringe benefits of living on Canyon Rd. You share your space with some seriously odd stuff.

I will try to post again on Thursday. Hope everyone is ready for the holiday rush... it is here!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Technical Difficulty

Where to begin? Our internet service has been working like a hot pig on a Sunday afternoon after eating two tons of slop. In other words.... it has not been working at all. Due to this situation I have ground my teeth down to itty bitty nubs and am on a soft food diet. Since the sow seems to be feeling perky tonight I decided to try to whip off a post with some much over due photos. As I said oh like a week or so ago Billy's Mom came to see us with her best friend Linda in tow. They stayed for almost a week and we saw the sights and bought approximately 400 pounds of turquoise jewelry. It was good times!

One of the first stops we made was at Tent Rock south of Santa Fe. It is a really rewarding short hike to the top of a mesa with a fabulous view. One of the coolest aspects of the place is that you get to hike through a slot canyon. Last time I checked they don't have any slot canyons in New England where the girls are from so we thought it would be a fun choice....

Gail... always one for high adventure, insisted on showing off her rock climbing skills....

This is Linda up top on the mesa.... all smiles for having made it up for the beautiful view under that gorgeous blue sky.

A bunch of dorks on our lunch break. Blow it up for the full effect. Everybody looks like a dope.

Gail and I waving triumphantly from the top.... Yo!

We also made a trip up to Taos to see the Rio Grande Gorge bridge and shop for jewelry at the Taos Pueblo. It was another seriously gorgeous day. We lucked out big time with the weather. It was near 70 every day.... and now a week later we have snow. I am so glad they came when they did!

The pueblo is one of my favorite places to visit in Northern NM and hopefully you can see why from looking at these few photos here. It is in such a serene beautiful setting... Taos really is magical.

And just to sort of sum up the general mood and attitude of our outings...

Yeah Gail.... I know. You want to kill me for posting that photo. But guess what. You can't. And besides.... I look just as much an idiot as you do. And I put my photo first so suck it up mamma!

We are so glad we got to take the week to hang out and show you guys around Santa Fe. It was a blast. Thanks for coming all the way out here to see us!

Hmmm what else? It's snowing. Did I mention it snowed? It's cold. It snowed. So anyway. We are gearing up for the big holiday season at The Chocolatesmith and planning our Thanksgiving dinner with friends Chris and Jana (and Chico and Mugsy.) The month of November is leaving burn out marks on my face it is going by so fast.

Hope you all are ready for the coming season of craziness.... I will try to get back to normal posting instead of being the lame ass I have been of late. Ciao!

Monday, November 09, 2009

Time Flies!

Hey! Sorry I have once again pulled a solid disappearing act here. The past week or two has been crazy busy. Billy's Mom made a very exciting and unexpected guest appearance here in New Mexico! She and her friend Linda came out for a week and we had a blast. It was Gail's first time in Santa Fe and I think it's safe to say she had a really good time. I took lots of photos (of course) and I will try to get a story or two plus pics up in the next day or so.

For now I will leave ya with this... a shot of us on top of the mesa at Tent Rock. Check out the color of that New Mexican sky!