Las Parras de Abiquiu
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... top of a Mesa last night for quite some time and felt the wind. It was heaven.
I am cooking chicken in the crockpot today. The recipe called for 1/4 cup of Sherry and drat I forgot my cooking sherry - so I substituted 1/4 cup of dark beer. I'll let you know how it turns out.
Sorry I missed a night of blogging. It was not by choice. Tomorrow we are heading north and west to Arizona.
Talk to you soon.
Jens & Rita
... enjoying the different rock formations and the shadows being created by the clouds drifting across the sky.
We were entertained by the grebes and mergansers that were also out enjoying the nice weather. We also got to see a raptor drifting along. Headed back to the shore, got the boat loaded and were inside the camper when the predicted winds hit.
... Durango. The town felt like Jackson, WY, toward the start of this trip. It served the well-to-do and had a main drag full of galleries and cafes and all the things richer people than I must like to do. From Durango, we headed southeast, back toward New Mexico. The countryside was perfect. The tree-covered and highly flammable San Juan Mountain range was the backdrop to hoodoos, hidden Ute ruins, and horse and cattle operations. Every so often we passed beaver ponds and saw an osprey ...
... we were seeing. On the tour you get to go to a restricted part of the ranch and drive by her house. No tours are given. It was nice to be out there without hiking.
Drove to Santa Fe afterwards to spend the next two nights. Found a local pizza place that was on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Great pizza and salads!!! (Backroads Pizza if you're ever in town)
... through most of the state of NM on this trip and the last, this area of NM is my favorite! I can see why Georgia O'Keeffe loved it so much. The food in the cafe was perfect. We rented a 2 bedroom casita for the night and it was so nice to have room to spread out and the time to enjoy it.
(didn't take too many pictures today as we drove so much. Plus, where the scenery was breath taking there was either too many bugs or dust blowing in the air)