Blowing Through to Spring

College Basketball as Background Noise. Howling Winds Swirling Spring Blossoms on the Trees. It’s March. You Need a Place to Eat that is Local and Fun.  Not Fast Food.  Not a Chain. Do You Have a Restaurant that Fits the Bill in Your Neck of the Woods? We Do.  And it has Served Hollywood, Presidents […]

Choo Choo Blues. Costco Travel High.

We’ve had a long haul.  Sickness.  Sadness.  Being Scared. And Staying Close to Home and Hospital. But Now We’re On the Upswing and Time for a Break.  Spring Break. Time to Get Out of Here.  We Need Happy and Plenty of It. Yes, Many Would Poo Poo the Destination Choice…But We’re Going to Disneyland(!)   […]

Dinner by Fire

Food and Entertainment.  Always a Great Combination. But Usually Tough to Find.  And then there’s the Price. Teppan Grill Restaurants Put the Fun in Food with a Splash of Entertainment at a Reasonable Price.   For a Family of 4 that tries to make Dining Out an Experience, Teppan Grills are a Win/Win/Win. But How […]

Tips to Navigate a Chinese Buffet…Healthy and Cheap

How Many Chinese Buffets Have You Dived Into? I Know…Not My Favorite Either, but it is Fun and Silly and Entertaining. The Food Offerings are Staggering to be Sure.  Healthy Eating Can Fly Out the Window. And You Can End Up Spending More Than You Bargained For. After Many Trips to Buffets, I Finally Figured […]

Walking to Mexico…in Pajamas

Right About Now, I’m Wishing that We Could Hop on a Plane, Jump in a Jeep, or Float in a Boat to a Tropical Oasis for Vacation. How About a Quick Trip to Mexico? We Can Walk.  Leave on Your Pajamas.  No Passports Required. We’re Off to El Mezquite Market. Let’s Sing as We Go… […]

Hop on The Polar Express

“On Christmas Eve, many years ago, I lay quietly in my bed.  I did not rustle the sheets  I breathed slowly and silently.  I was listening for a sound-a sound a friend had told me I’d never hear-ringing bells of Santa’s sleigh.” Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express If You Were Asked to Board a […]

Rocky Mountain Shopping…No Hiking Boots Needed.

Have you Experienced Durango, Colorado? As a Forever Beach Lover, I’m not a big Mountain Aficionado, but Durango is Breathtakingly Beautiful. Durango is a tiny city in the Rocky Mountains of Southwest Colorado on the New Mexico Border.   A Hop, Skip and Jump for Us.  The Animas River and the Durango and Silverton Narrow […]

Living in the Balloon Capital of the World

First Weekend in October. Perfect Flying Weather for Hot Air Balloons.  Cold Mornings.  Warm Afternoons.  Cold Nights. No Wind.  No Rain.  No Clouds.  Just Blue as Far as You Can See. This is the Time when Balloons from All Over the World Come to Albuquerque. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  The Largest Balloon Event in […]

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 […]