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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Happy Trails

With 2 days to spare, we arrive in California in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. We are anxious to share the highlights of our road trip.

Austin, Texas -  Fun, vibrant city, serving up some good eating BBQ.

Fredericksburg, Texas -  Quaint town, filled with beautifully preserved architecture. When it was time to get back on the road, we literally drove into the sunset. Now that is good karma!

Pecos, Texas -  A real ghost town. Many boarded up and abandoned businesses and homes. Population: 10,000, but where are you? Very eerie.

Roswell, New Mexico -  Okay, something happened!

Las Vegas, New Mexico -  One of New Mexico's oldest towns. Over 900 homes and businesses are listed on the National Historic Register. The La Castenada Hotel, is just one of the many gems. The hotel was built in 1898, and in 2006, was a privately owned residence. Occasionly the saloon doors are open for business. It is a rare opportunity for the lucky to have a temporary seat in history. In the heyday of railroad travel, the hotel was a popular destination stop. If the walls could talk, I think the tales would be endless and oh so interesting.

Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico -  We took the high road to Taos. We missed the view of the sunset, but experienced the purple hues blanketing the mountains. I believe that color was born in New Mexico! I can see why the artist Georgia O'Keeffe, made New Mexico her home.

Winslow, Arizona -  Yes, we are fans of the musical group the Eagles. Couldn't pass up a Kodak moment, to be standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona.

Grand Canyon, Arizona -  GRAND CANYON! So many "oh my god moments". There are not enough adjectives in the English language to capture all of it's beauty.... Magnificent!

Sedona, Arizona, - Having lived in Arizona, the majestic red rock of Sedona never ceases to amaze me. I always feel embraced  by peace and in a mystical way connected to theses mountains. Sedona is a special place. Sometimes the beauty is not in what you see, but to close your eyes and just listen.

Life has given us much to be thankful for. It is good to be surrounded by family as we say addios............

La Senora

1 comment:

  1. We are fans of the Eagles too! Any chance of posting that photo in Winslow Arizona? Your description of Sedona's mountains match exactly how we felt when we were there. More please! Abrazos, Heather and Norm