Last week we made all types of preparations for cows, birds, dogs, plants, flowers, and farm items to be cared for in our absence. I would like to say we can just dash about on our travels, but it takes quite a bit of prep just to leave for a few days.
We all hopped on a plane and headed out to New Mexico for a few days of culture, sight seeing, rock climbing, rafting, hiking, and a lot of eating. Oh, and I can say, as the collector of Native American Jewelry, I did a bit of shopping.
Our first stop was Sante Fe, New Mexico.
The lady above is an experienced native. She is dressed for the bright sun. Us, not so much as we didn't look as chic as she did, but we got by just the same.
The brightness of the culture only has competition from the brightness of the sun. Vivid colors, ideas, and artwork were everywhere.
I loved all of it.
In the Santa Fe Plaza, these Native American vendors sell their handmade jewelry and crafts. Most items are signed and made with delicate care and detail. Yes, I did come away with a couple of items.
Sadly this lady would not fit in my suitcase.
There are more tales to tell and more photos to share. We also made it to Taos, Los Alamos, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
We arrived home in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Our English Pointer decided to mark our arrival by rolling on a dead groundhog and dashing into the house.
What a greeting.
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