Christmas 2012: 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'. Before heading out of Albuquerque, we made a stop at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center - a must if you have any interest in [...]

Christmas 2012: 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, came urgent warnings that portions of the I-40 to Albuquerque were closed.  Of course, as always, right along our planned route. My [...]