Thursday, February 25, 2016

Fast and Furious



Bulldog Man and I took a nice trip to Southern New Mexico last week, to surprise his parents.  We realized it had been 2+ years since we last saw his parents.  Where did time go?  It flies so fast, and before you know it, years have passed by.








Pronghorn Antelope all over the place.


The trip was fast and furious.  We had two days to travel to and from home, and 3 days to take care of anything Bulldog Man’s parents needed help with.

We had so much fun catching up, and just being with his parents.  Every time we visit them it’s so relaxing and enjoyable.  Their home sits in a basin of the desert surrounded completely by mountains.

At night you can see stars and planets everywhere.  The first time I visited Bulldog Man’s parents, I felt as if I were in heaven.  I ventured outside and looked up at the sky.  I felt as if I could reach out and touch the stars.  This was the first time in my life where I had seen so many stars, and had this natural calm instantly come over me.


When traveling out West and in the mountains, you must drink plenty of water, due to the elevation changes, to keep hydrated, and not miss out on any authentic Mexican food.  Yes, that’s right…..Bulldog Man and I took his parents out to eat, and had REAL Mexican food at Si Senors.  The food just melted in your mouth.  And don’t forget to order yourself up a plate of Stuffed Sopapillas with honey.

Not only did we fill ourselves up with great food, I learned how to knit from my MIL. Bulldog Man spent time with his Dad at his Men’s Bible Study group, and we caught up with dear friends.  

Now that we’re home, it’s time to get back to work on the homestead, and find a place to hang 2 beautiful wind chimes my MIL made out of wine bottles.




Life is good!!

Star Picture Source: http://www.newmexico.org/stargazing/#article93592

25 comments:

  1. I lived in Santa Fe for a while. Will never forget that landscape. Glad you guys had a safe and enjoyable trip!!!

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  2. PP,
    Santa Fe is gorgeous, I would love to live there however it's out of my price range :PPPP
    We really needed to check on my husbands parents. At the same time we had a nice trip and didn't want to return home!

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  3. The night of high school graduation (yes, way back then) 45 of us hopped on a rehabbed school bus & drove 28 hours to Glorieta, NM (east of Santa Fe). Lovely country, and so different from Missouri farm country. Wish I could go back & see it again.

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    2. Rev. Paul,

      Did you get to eat true Mexican food?
      I bet you could take a nice vacation to NM when you want a little warmth. I love NM, don't want to say that too loud Bulldog Man will want to move to southern NM.

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  4. I love this country.

    I'm glad you enjoyed the visit and could relax a little.

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    1. Gail,

      NM is gorgeous. We had a blast, and relax a bit. I wish we had more time.

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  5. Oh man, live the landscape, did you capture a shooting star in that one pic? Glad you had a great trip. Like the wind chime, I need to get me one.

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    1. Senior,
      That one picture I borrowed from NM Stargazing club. I've taken other pictures of the stars at night from my first visit but could find them on the computer.
      Probably because we had to replace our computer when it crashed and refused to turn back on after doing updates on the computer.

      Love my wind chimes. You could make some yourself from wine bottles, or even pipes. I have wind chimes inside and outside our home. There very relaxing, sort of zen if you know what I mean.

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  7. I know what you mean about time getting away from you. Your trip sounds fantastic! Was it warm? (I'm so tired of being cold).

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    1. Leigh,

      Oh man does time fly. And now I'm in my 50's I remember being a kid and looking at my elders saying gosh they're really old.....I'll never be that old...LOL

      It was nice there temperature was in the high 60's with a gentle breeze. That is until you went up into the mountains, where you needed a light jacket.

      I'm over the cold as well Sweetie.

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  8. Oh, what a glorious sky! I love those wind chimes! What a clever idea. I'm glad you took the time to visit. You are so right, that time passes quickly and it's so important to spend time with those we love. Sounds like a wonderful visit. And you learned to knit!!!!

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    1. Susan,

      The skies are so amazing out west. Yes, it's a great idea to recycle wine bottles to make chimes or anything. We had a wonderful visit with family. I learned how to cast on, knit, and purl. Still having issues with holding the needles properly.

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  9. What a beautiful place. The chime is wonderful. Take care. HUGS B

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    1. Buttons,

      It's gorgeous there! My MIL love to make things, these chimes sound beautiful when the wind hits them.
      Hugs,
      Sandy

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  10. We sure do have a lot of beautiful places in the United States, don't we?

    How do you like knitting? Do you think you'll "get into" it now?

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    1. Mama Pea,

      They're so many beautiful places in the U.S., we just need to explore them all :-)

      I love knitting, it will take me a bit to get the hang of holding the needles properly and remember each step. What can I say, I'm a bit SLOW.....LOL

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  11. I've never been there, but my boss travels there frequently (he goes to Santa Fe) and he says it's one of his most favorite places on Earth. That's quite the endorsement, ha. Glad you had a getaway (I know y'all are going through a lot, have GONE through a lot lately) so a break is well deserved. And I know the inlaws were grateful!

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    1. 1st Man,

      New Mexico is a gorgeous place. We were down in the Southern section of the state. Santa Fe is like a peace of heaven but very expensive to live. It was really nice to just get away for a little bit of time to forget all the issues we went through, and to relax. I just adore my In-Laws, and always look forward to seeing them.

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  12. Looks like a great trip, I lived down in southern N.M. for a few years, is beautiful and flat lol,and nothing better then green chili. But I have to admit when I lived there I missed to mountains and snow (although after this year not so sure about the snow lol).

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    1. Frugal Living,

      It was a great trip. The basin was flat, and the mountains surrounding were gorgeous. Like you, we love the mountains and all those special fishing spots. The snow we like just a little bit.....as long as it doesn't snow 8 months out of the year we will be fine....LOL

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  13. Life is good sweetie..thanks for those gorgeous pictures, what a view to wake up to every morning. I have a friend in CO and her front yard is a view of snow covered mtns....
    I always like looking at pics of the SW..makes me think of the old West and the days of Billy the Kid..etc....

    Glad to hear the visit went so well and that you had a wonderful time..

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  14. Catching up with your world, Sandy. That nigh time picture of the stars and the butte was beyond beautiful! So glad you had a good trip!

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  15. Wonderful pictures of a different landscape from what I am used to.! That nighttime shot with the stars is just beautiful.

    Glad you had such a good trip.

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