Saturday, August 30, 2008

Happy Birthday, Sis!

Well, like I said in an earlier post, I'm about a month late.
But I can't believe my sister is finally 29!!
Wow! Same age as me. . . .how'd that happen?

Happy birthday, Kathy!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

School has started, and life is busy

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. . . .I still need to try to put some of my wonderful pictures from Santa Fe on here. . . .but the school year started again, which means I'm extra busy trying to get everything planned and decorated and organized at school. Will be back soon ---- even though I think my posts will be about a month behind "actual time." Oh well!

Friday, August 15, 2008


OMG! Check out this Waterfall Art!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

New Mexico vacation - New Mexican food

I've been trying to upload some pictures from our vacation in Santa Fe, but for some reason it's not working. So instead, I'll tell you about some of the places we ate!!

On our way to Santa Fe, we stopped in a little town named Madrid. Apparently it is now most famous for the fact that the movie Wild Hogs was filmed there. We had lunch at a the Mine Shaft Tavern, which says it has the "longest stand-up bar in New Mexico."

In Santa Fe, we were of course looking for true 'New Mexico' type of food. We were told that the locals go to a place named Maria's, so we went there for our first lunch in Santa Fe. It boasts over 125 kinds of Margaritas, and over 100 different types of tequila by the glass. The restaurant has been there since 1950, and they have published a book about "great margaritas." I had some awesome enchiladas, and Dave had a dish called Carne Adovada, which he loved.

Another great place for New Mexican food is Tomasita's. It is one of those places where you have to go and WAIT for a table. The service was great, and the"chile" was HOT. (The sauce that is put on top of your food is called "chile." You can get it at all of the places either red, green, or my favorite, a combination of the two, which you order as "Christmas.")

We had breakfast at Tia Sophia's, which is best known for its Huevos Rancheros. Dave and I decided that they weren't the best Huevos Rancheros we had ever had, but they were good.

I think I ate enough "New Mexican" food to last me a L-O-N-G time!! I kept telling Dave that I was NOT going to eat Mexican food ever again! (We'll see how long that proclamation lasts!) :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Diet? What diet?!?!

I've decided there is NO WAY one could come to Santa Fe and be on a diet!!! The food here is unbelievable. . . .especially if you are Mexican food fiends like me and Dave! Yum! No rain today but lots of clouds, which made for beautiful pictures. Can't wait to show some when we get back!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Thunderstorms in Santa Fe

Greetings from Santa Fe, New Mexico! Dave and I have been having a great time exploring the city of Santa Fe. Pictures to follow when we get back! It has been really hot (88 to 90+ degrees) but this afternoon, big dark clouds moved in followed by thunder and lightning, and a huge downpour! We had reservations at a restaurant that has seating mainly on a big patio outside. . .and we ended up sitting outside anyway, covered by an overhang. It was fun to listen to the thunder and rain while we ate!

Tomorrow we head out on a day trip up to Taos.