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… […]

Are You a Tourist?

Old Town Albuquerque. A 5 minute drive for us, yet a Million Miles Away. A Spot where Everyone is a Tourist. And so on a STILL HOT…40 days of 100 degree craziness…We visited Old Town. To do what everyone does…Stroll, Take in the Shops, Eat and Stay Cool.   And a Late Lunch at Case de Ruiz […]

Take a Spin, I’ll Hold My Breath.

Wild Rides.  Thrills.  Spills. A Staycation Outing in the Heart of the City. To Celebrate a Birthday with Special Friends. At Cliff’s Amusement Park.  55 Years and Going Strong. An Institution for Family Fun in Albuquerque. Pay One Price.  Ride All Day. A Place where My Mom-Fear-Index goes through the Roof. I have the Parent-Non-Rider Wristband. […]

104 Degree Sunset

It’s Hot Here.  An Understatement. Ghastly Hot.  Heat that Comes with Warnings to Stay Indoors. With this Kind of Crazy Hot…Cooking is So Not an Option… And Certainly Wouldn’t Be as Much Fun as dining at The County Line. In the Foothills of the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque. These are the Early Dog Days of Summer…Let’s Cool […]

Be Our Guest…Be the Chef!

In the Steamy Days of Summer, Going Out to Eat always sounds like a Plan… As long as it’s Fun, Close By and Cheap. With 103 Degree Temps Outside, Heating Up the Kitchen Just Won’t Do. Here’s a New and Silly Place to Eat for the Dining Out Repertoire… Genghis Grill. A Build Your Own Stir Fry […]

Not Quite a Million Miles from Home

The Staycation Summer is in Full Bloom. Staying Close to Home by Day… Venturing Out for Evening Meals with a Zing of Adventure. We found a Perfect Spot…Just 10 Miles from Home…For an Adventure primed to Happen. The Range Café. I’ve posted about it before.  It’s always fun.  This time we ventured out to the […]

Great Airfares with Lessons Learned

Travel Insurance. Do You Purchase Travel Insurance when you book Airfare? We Never Did. Never needed to.   Never thought about it. Our Summer Trip.  Booked in January for the Best Airfare. Ahhh France in June.  A Paris apartment on the Left Bank.  Visit to the Palace of Versailles.  Croissant Breakfasts every day.  Tenth Century Walled City […]

New Mexican Mexican

Food.  New Mexican Food. We live in New Mexico.  You know, the state where a wall is being batted around. Okay.  Don’t get me started. But anyway, I thought it would be fun to give you a quick lesson on New Mexican Food. It is Very Different from Mexican Food. New Mexican Food is all about […]

A Walled City to Stay

Forging Forward. All of the Scary Hospital Stuff will be Behind Us. Of this I Pray. And We Will have France in June.  🙂 A Family of 4 in France. VRBO makes it Easy to Find a Place to Stay. This will be our First Trip to France. Looking for Adventure in the Cities and […]

Paris by Way of Reykjavik

We Did It! We’re Really Going. To Paris!  Waiting not so patiently for June. We did our own Travel Arrangements.  Together.  One Evening. One LONG Evening. Laptops.  Phones.  Maps.  Notebooks. To Get the Best Price on Airfare. Air Travel is Very Expensive when You Live Off a Main Thorofare.  Like We Do. Here’s our Starting Point…Albuquerque […]