Tires crunched through the snow as the vehicle inched along the deserted, unmaintained dirt road. Slowly, tediously, it negotiated the frozen ruts, and when the road finally ended abruptly in a large semi-circular area, inched gingerly into what appeared to be a parking space. But appearances were often deceiving in this land, so far from [...]
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Vegas or Bust!
Not too long ago I received a random, seemingly innocent text message from a good friend: "Hey, just wondering -- which Vegas chapel did you guys get married in?" Needless to say, it didn't take a huge mental leap to figure out something was up...I give full credit to my persuasive texting skills that, after [...]
New Mexico Christmas Part II: Green Chile and Luminarias
Christmas Eve Day dawned cold and crisp, and although our thin Phoenix blood had not yet adjusted to the 18-degree weather, we were enjoying the Christmas-y feeling so sadly denied us in the "Valley of the Sun" from whence we came. Before heading out of Albuquerque, we made a stop at the Indian Pueblo Cultural [...]
New Mexico Christmas Part I: Dreamcatchers and Black Ice
Our yearly New Mexico Christmas road trip started out the way it usually does...among a flurry of texts, emails and phone calls from friends asking if we had heard about the Winter Storm Warning. This year, along with the usual reports of a storm blowing through right as we were traveling, came urgent warnings that [...]