In June, Vance and I had a wonderful trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Santa Fe is one of our favorite places and we go as often as our schedule premits. We met up with a good friend from North Carolina which made the trip even more special. A side trip to Gallup, New Mexico to meet with a local trader gave me the opportunity to purchase my first "Squash Blossom" necklace (thanks honey). While we were in Santa Fe we took advantage of photographing some of the beautiful gardens. Santa Fe has a growing zone of 6a or 6b Just right for beautiful alpine flowers and delicate rock gardens.
On our way back from Santa Fe we stopped in Sedona, Arizona -- the place that centers our hearts; a place we visit frequently. My husband and I spent our honeymoon in Sedona 42 years ago. And to our delight, our son, married his soul-mate in the Chapel at Tlaquepaque in 2008.
After lunch and a cool drink of water we took our first Pink Jeep tour to the ancient ruins of the Palatki While we were there, we had a chance to meet this little traveler *smiling*
Late August took us to Washington, DC for a visit with all our children. It's always a treat to see them, they keep us laughing and young. Mid-October brought friends from North Carolina whom we met in 1970 in Bremerhaven, Germany. We've been friends (well, family) ever since. We had a wonderful time taking them on a railroad trip from Clarkdale to Perkinsville, Arizona on the Verde Canyon Railroad.
What a journey!
Before we knew it summer had slipped around the corner and fall is almost over! With our journey's tucked safely away in fond memories we're ready for our next trip. Thanksgiving here we come!
I'm just keeping grandma and grandpa's bed warm for them. They're on their way to visit "just me" for Thanksgiving.