We’re back home, and Tank did a mighty fine job taking care of the house and animals.
The first part of our trip, we drove cross-country to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to attend a formal retirement ceremony of one of Bulldog Man’s military friends. Bulldog Man’s friend retired as a Colonel from the USAF, with 32 years dedicated to our country. He’s a damn good doctor and pilot. Now a civilian, he will enjoy life to its fullest, and travel the country with his lovely wife. This was the first time I actually meet Bulldog Man’s friend and family.
After the retirement ceremony, Bulldog Man and I went back to our hotel to change, get in comfortable clothing, and head to downtown Albuquerque to play tourists. We stopped at this wonderful Mexican restaurant called Cervantes, on the corner of Gibson and San Pedro. If you ever get to Albuquerque and want authentic Mexican food, I recommend you try this place. The food is out of this world, the service is totally awesome………..guaranteed you’ll need a forklift to help you out the door after eating this wonderful food.
Once done eating, we asked a waitress where she recommended going if you’re looking for gift type items, and she suggested Old Town. Bulldog Man and I drove to Old Town and walked the entire area. This is a place to visit if you’re looking for gift type items. We came across this store called Sacramento Mountain Weavers. Throughout the store there were handmade rugs, shawls, hats, scarfs (made with the triangle and standard looms), jewelry, art, and many other items on display. We met this wonderful woman, Pam Schrode; she runs Sacramento Mountain Weavers and makes Chainmaille jewelry. Everything in this store was made on the property. Bulldog Man and I purchased this beautiful picture of an owl, and earrings made with turquoise. I would recommend you visit Old Town if ever in Albuquerque and stop in Sacramento Mountain Weavers.
|Pam Schrode Working Hard On The Triangle Loom|
|Pam Working With The Standard Loom|
|Grape Vines In The Courtyard|
|Old Catholic Church Inside Old Town|
On Friday, we drove 200 miles south to Tularosa, to check on Bulldog Man’s parents. They had no idea we were coming, it was a really nice surprise. Both Bulldog Man and I were very happy to hear his father has recuperated from cancer and radiation treatments and is doing very well. As for his mom, she was just diagnosed with skin cancer on her ear. Both were very pleased we came for a visit.
Below are more pictures of the countryside and sky passed while traveling.
|Lava Rock From About 800 Years Ago|
|Dust Storm Starting With Winds Over 60 MPH We Are Driving By|
|Prairie Home From Late 1800's|
|Storms Brewing When Entering The State Of Oklahoma|