A Scary, Merry, Keep Hope Alive Christmas

Albuquerque’s art scene is truly one of the best! Factor in the recent Black Lives Matter protests, never ending COVID and arrival of Christmas, the nation’s current state of hope, anger and pain couldn’t be clearer.

Last night while cruising down Central, we ventured through picturesque, family-friendly Christmas decor in Nob Hill…to trendy, pop culture art in the University Area…on down to Downtown’s grungy back alleys. There ain’t no place like Route 66 baby! Where Pennywise dons a scull Santa hat and bomb ass murals pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman and Malcom X. A few aliens escaped Roswell to let there be Peace in Burque. Or maybe they were a creating a distraction from the T-Rex surrounded by little shop of horrors.

Check out a few photos and see for yourself…

Gold Rush + Railroads

Welcome to the wild, wild west! Spring break led us to Durango, Colorado where we were surprised to find snow still on the ground and the historic downtown trapped in time.


Couldn’t leave without a taste and see of the local breweries! 2 thumbs all the way up for Ska Brewery Co.


A quick stop at the Animal Shelter was our final adventure. A kitten nipped at our hearts, so we decided she was the one and renamed her Durango! After filling out the paperwork, we were told we couldn’t adopt her. Durango hates other animals…and that includes a Schnauzer by the name of Smokey that we have at home! In the end, no animals were harmed…but my kid’s heart was left a bit broken after saying our last goodbyes to Durango.


Cabin Life the Ancient Way


All I need is a café and a cabin (preferably dubbed the Horse)….in the middle of a small town, population 300.

Featuring :Ancient Way Café, El Morro RV Park & Cabins in Ramah,NM.

 

Destination: Cochiti Lake

There’s something majestic about Cochiti Lake that stays with you long after you’ve said your goodbyes.  Growing up on the East Coast surrounded by water to living in a high desert where beaches are an anomaly never made the saying felt truer-You don’t miss your water until your well runs dry.