Thisawayz and Thatawayz

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who only dream at night. – Edgar Allan Poe

Month: September 2015 (Page 1 of 3)

Chimayó, NM

Chimayó is a small, rural town 24 miles north of Santa Fe, NM in the foothills of the  Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Founded at the end of the 17th century by Spanish settlers, it is known for it’s high-quality weaving, red chile, horse and sheep raising, fruit orchards as well as traditional arts of wood carving, paintings of […]

Cochiti, NM – Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

The day before, wandering around Old Santa Fe, we had come across an artist selling her photographs. We particularly admired her images of what she told us were Tent Rocks from a park down by Cochiti. She told us this was the only place outside Turkey to see these kinds of rocks. When we got back […]

Santa Fe, NM – A trip down memory lane

The first and only other time we have been in Santa Fe, was in 2008 when we moved Harold across the continent to come live with me in Vancouver. It was a terribly romantic trip, after having dealt with the hardships of a long distance relationship for far too long. I had taken the bus […]

Taos, NM – OMFG the bearings are gone again!!!

We’d just left Taos about 5 minutes before. We pulled over at the rest area to take a photo and as soon as Harold opened the door I smelled something burning. “That’s not us is it?” I yelled to be heard over the traffic roaring past us. “I hope not!” he responded, followed by “Yes, it’s us!” Surely […]

Taos, NM – Enchanted Circle Drive

The Enchanted Circle Drive is an 83 mile circular route up through the Carson National Forest, north and east of Taos. The route takes you around Wheeler Peak, the highest point in the state at 13,161′ feet, up in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. At the visitor centre, we had been told the better way to drive it […]

Taos, NM – Taos Pueblo and the Rio Grande

Taos Pueblo is a Unesco World Heritage site located 3 miles northeast of the old town. Established in the late 13th and early 14th centuries, the pueblos are considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States. It was a beautiful sunny, warm, breezy day when we drove out there. The tall […]

Taos, NM – Old Town and Rancho de Taos, NM

My overall impression of Taos is that it’s a more hippie-ish version of Santa Fe. It’s a little rougher, a little wilder, and there are a lot of older RVs that move around from one parking lot to another. I’m not being negative – for me, these are all pluses. Add in creativity, amazing food, culture […]

Onwards into New Mexico

When I think of New Mexico, it’s all about Breaking Bad. I’m sure New Mexicans roll their eyes at people like me, just like the Lodi people do about Sons of Anarchy fans. I’ve been here before and I definitely know it’s more than one tv show – no matter how amazing that show was […]

I can’t bypass the starving dogs of Kayenta without wondering …

My brother visited this area last Spring and came back with such a horrible story about the poor, starving dogs in Kayenta. In his words: “I am pissed with the community of Kayenta, AZ. Every gas station, convenience store, fast food parking lot has a stray starving dog. I spent the entire night trying to […]

Moab, UT – Canyonlands National Park

Harold went out to take some photos of the beautiful cliffs behind us this morning. As he was standing there, an older woman came up to him, and before he could even say “Good morning!” she spurted “That’s the sort of wall we need to keep them damn illegals out!” It’s hard not to compare the […]

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