Colorful little succulent
Snow in mountains
Could not resist buying a New Mexico ristra, chili that dries and you can use them for cooking. So pretty. This will be in our car for the journey to Florida (am I nuts?).
Famous Hatch chili
Fun store, Jackalope
John and I had so much fun make carne adovada (pork in red chili). Took quite a bit of work. Boy I'll say it is great to cook in a huge, wonderful kitchen with gas burners. What a treat!!!!! Thank you Jim and Ann. I am going to freeze some of our meat for when they get home. We ended up with two pots full. So burritos and the BSU game, what could be better?
John was such a great help
John cleaned all the chilis. They don't
bother him, I have to wear gloves.
Original New Mexico dish
We have enough for a party
Sunday, did some wash, chores around the house and then decided to get out of here and go for a Sunday drive. Went down the "Turquoise Trail" that includes mining towns of Madrid and Cerrillos. They mined for turquoise, silver, gold and also coal. Very interesting. Fun shops and these town are now supported by tourists. Some beautiful jewelry, pottery. We we went into one shop and the lady asked what we'd done today and I said, Oh, we just are taking a Sunday drive." Then she said, "where are you from?" and I said, "Boise, Idaho." She said, "Oh, that's quite a drive" and we all just cracked up. Explained we were in Santa Fe, but it was funny. Met a nice man named Jose, who was here for Balloon Festival. He is from Minneapolis and owns a house in Clearwater -- where we are headed. We visited quite a bit and we may see him if he gets down to Florida later this year.
Cloud bank over Santa Fe
Sunset in beautiful New Mexico