NM21 Road Trip – Day 7

September 21, 2021 No hiking, no rock art. Today I packed up my stuff from the casita where I was staying near Santa Fe and headed north. I did get to spend a couple hours relaxing before hitting the road, and did some reading. My first planned stop was Orlando’s New Mexican Cafe in Taos.… Continue reading NM21 Road Trip – Day 7

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NM21 Road Trip – Day 6

September 20, 2021 Part 1, Mesa Prieta After a restful Sunday, today I hit it hard. I was up and dressed and packed for the day and out the door by 7:40. Destination: Mesa Prieta. That’s the home of the Wells Petroglyph Preserve (now owned by the Archeological Conservancy) and the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project,… Continue reading NM21 Road Trip – Day 6

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NM21 Road Trip – Day 5

September 19, 2021 Today is was time to take a vacation from my vacation. The first four days of my road trip, I got going early because I had something planned for morning – hiking before the heat of the day, early admission to the museum, or a day full of driving. But Sunday I… Continue reading NM21 Road Trip – Day 5

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NM21 Road Trip – Day 4

September 18, 2021 Hang on, folks, because this one’s gonna be a long one… Part 1, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Saturday was another day that started kinda early. I had purchased a timed admission ticket in advance to get into the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center at 9am, and the adjacent restaurant opened for breakfast at… Continue reading NM21 Road Trip – Day 4

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NM21 Road Trip – Day 3

September 17, 2021 Part 1, Petroglyphs At last, I did some more serious hiking today, and got my fill of rock art. Once I got up, I got my things together, and headed out of the hotel to the car, stopping in the lobby just long enough to get a grab-and-go breakfast of a travel… Continue reading NM21 Road Trip – Day 3

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NM21 Road Trip – Day 1

September 15, 2021 It’s Wednesday, and I’m on vacation. A much-needed vacation. A long-overdue vacation. In fact, I’ve been planning this vacation for two years. You see, the Summer 2019 issue of American Archaeology magazine had an article called “Touring Ancient Art Museums” about rock art sites in New Mexico and Arizona. I had been… Continue reading NM21 Road Trip – Day 1

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my neighborhood Vietnamese restaurant – Anise

If you’re one of my six regular readers, you know I love good food. Well, one of the local Denver newspapers – Denverite – has been doing a special series where readers can nominate a restaurant in their neighborhood that they are especially grateful survived the COVID-19 pandemic. I nominated a Vietnamese restaurant called Anise,… Continue reading my neighborhood Vietnamese restaurant – Anise

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celebration of life

This weekend was the “celebration of life” ceremony for my father. My family and a ton of friends and neighbors met in Redstone, Colorado for hour-long program at the Church at Redstone, followed by a catered BBQ lunch with lots of cookies and ice cream for dessert. Dad was so loved that three different pastors… Continue reading celebration of life

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