Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

This was breakfast at the Horseman's Haven:


The red chile was delicious but the green made me sweat.   And was also delicious.  We headed into town after and waddled around Canyon Road:






Acequia Madre:



We had lunch with Athena and then I had to the airport.  I didn't have any trouble getting there and my flights were all on time.  I picked up a burrito on my way up to the house.  Mr. Poe and the dogs were waiting for me and we had had a good night's sleep.  I'm in town for the rest of the year.  You couldn't make me leave.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday we headed up to Abiquiu and hiked to the top of Kitchen Mesa in the Ghost Ranch.  It's one of the most gorgeous hikes I've ever done and the payoff at the top is unbelievable.  From there we headed up to Taos where we went to the hot springs on the Rio Grande and narrowly avoided being molested by some amazingly drunk Indians.  Taos is a little over-rated.  There, I said it.  The town has crazy traffic and it seems to be lacking in terms of things to do or places to eat.  We came back to Santa Fe and had dinner at Gabriel's (again) and then went and hung out with Athena and her boyfriend.

Ghost Ranch:













Please note the embarrassment of majesty:


















The Rio Grande river up buy Taos:





 Me at Gabriel's


Fort Marcy Park:



Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturday we hiked to the top of Mt. Baldy and back.  It was about a 16 mile round trip and it was pretty hard but a lot of fun.  I had a bit of an advantage over Mr. Nick as I'd had a couple of days to adjust to the altitude but even so he's such a stronger hiker than me that I had a hard time keeping up. I need to bring tranquilizer darts next time.  We finished mid afternoon and got cleaned up and had dinner at Maria's and then met up with cousins and then to some bar to meet a friend of Nicks where we were totally hit on my the local hoochies.  We narrowly escaped and headed back to the hotel.











This is the dinner they fed me at Maria's.  It was so much better than Tomasita's.  So much better.  Plus they have a Latinolicious bartender.  No complaints.