A Santa Fe Wink in Time

To Really Experience Santa Fe, New Mexico, You Need to Live It. If Only for a Few Days.  Maybe Just a Weekend. Reading About It Works, Sort Of.  But to Get the Full-On Flavor of Santa Fe, You Need to Breathe in the Pinon-Scented Air.  Taste the Green Chile.  Feel the Exquisite Leathers. And Definitely […]

A Wild Gunslinger Afternoon

Albuquerque, the Town where I live, is over 300 Years Old.  And Not Much has Changed. The focal point of community life since it was founded in 1706 by Governor Francisco Cuervo y Valdez. Centered around the plaza, Albuquerque’s Old Town encompasses about ten blocks of historic adobe buildings. On the north side of the […]

How Do You Send a Text On This Thing?

A Telephone Museum.  One Block from My Office.  In Albuquerque, New Mexico. Telephone Museum of New Mexico. Miss Doodle and I Take a 30 Minute-Lunch Break Tour. Step Out of the Blinding Sun and Into History. I had forgotten my own connection to the Telephone Company. I was a New York Telephone Operator at 16…Part […]

Hello France…Real Estate Reality or Dream?

Before the Craziness of Real Life Fell in Our Laps, We were Looking at Buying a House in France. Testing the Real Estate Waters to See if This Was Feasible or Just a Pipe Dream. So I Did a Quick Search.  With a Max Budget of $50,000, Could We Find a House in France? An […]

Road Trip?

Can You Guess the Restaurant? Perched on the Frontage Road of a Major Thoroughfare…You Can’t Miss this Spot. An All-In All-American Establishment. The Parking Lot is Filled with RVs, SUVs, Family Vans and Tour Buses. It is a Dining Experience Where the Menu is Extensive.  The Prices are Reasonable. And the Décor is Exactly a Mirror-Image […]

A Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ Hot Spot Adventure

Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ Fame was Here…Cecilia’s Café. In Albuquerque. Let’s Take a Lunchtime Stroll through Downtown to See What All the Hype is About. Just One More Block.  See the Red Awning.  That’s It. Cecilia’s Café. Found It.  A Tiny Family-Owned Café.   A Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ Dive. The Building is Adorned […]

Into the Deep Blue

Job Title:  Aquarium Diver. Job Description:  Swim with Fish.  Swim in Shark Tank. Feed Fish.  Check Fish for Injuries.  Clean Tank. Wave to Diners at Shark Reef Café. Only Those Who Enjoy Jumping into the Deep Blue Need Apply. I grew up on Long Island.  Living at the Beach.  Salt Water flows through My Veins. […]

Prepare to Be Amazed…The BioPark

The Albuquerque BioPark. A Trifecta of Gardens, Aquarium and Zoo with a Train that Connects All 3. An Annual Membership is Cost-Effective and Allows Residents to Stop By Any Time. For Visitors, The BioPark Is a Special Place to Visit to Be Amazed. On a Still Hot and Now Humid Afternoon, the Ladies Ventured Out to the […]

Eat in a Boat

Oh, a Sushi Bar with Tropical Grill. What I Wouldn’t Give. To Find One to Dine In On this Sagebrushed Hill. But Sadly, I Need to Get This Straight. When Living Life in the Desert, Tropical Fare Must Wait.   But Wait!  That’s Not True.  I’ll Tell You Exactly Why… I Found a Place for Shrimp in this Mountain High.   […]

A Breeze Through the Museum

Many Walk Slowly through a Museum, Reading Each Listing. Being Awe-Inspired.  Savoring Each Piece. Mr. Doodle is a Savorer of Fine Art. I Guess I Used to Be.  But with Kids, I’m Now a Breezer. You Know…Breeze through Each Room….Find Something that Catches Your Fancy…And Move On. With Kids in Tow. In Fact, It’s Really What Catches Their Fancy… […]