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 […]

15 Minute Adventure…at the Office

Summer is Winding Down Here. Year Round Schools are already in Session.  2 Weeks In. Miss Doodle 2 has 2 More Weeks. Doodle T Day Care is Open.  Our Savior.  A Special Space for the Girls.  Down the Hall from Me. Noon.  Lunch.  Let’s Take a Break. A 15 Minute Adventure in the Parking Structure. Take […]

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 […]

The Magic World of Costco

Finding a Bit of Magic Every Day.  My Quest. Some Days are Easier than Others. But I can always be Assured that on Saturday…for the Weekly Grocery Shopping Trip… We Will Find Magic. And the Secret Place to Find the Magic.  Where You Can Almost  See the Curvature of the Earth. Yup.  Costco. To Begin…You […]

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.   […]

Cheap Thrills on a Bike

They Whisper Together…Oh these Two. We’re Not Sure Mom Can Do This… Hey Dad, Do You?   We’ll have to Ride Slow. On an Easy Path. We’ll Go maybe a Mile, Let Mom do the Math.   An Outing that’s Cheap. An Adventure for Fun. A Staycation Excursion when Clouds Shield the Sun.   Helmets On.  Old […]

Chasing the Cure, Part 2 – A Love Story

New Mexico.  1937. A Beautiful Native American Woman.   23 years old.  Born and Raised on Laguna Pueblo.  New Mexico. Oldest Daughter of 8 Children. Tiny in Statute.  Dynamic and Strong in Spirit. Caretaker of her Family. She Dreamed of Marrying a Cowboy.   But then she got Sick.  Fever.  Chills.  A Horrible Cough.  Spitting up Blood. Tuberculosis.  TB. Medicine was […]

The Women Club

I began the Mom Journey when I was 50.  No, I’m not in Ripley’s Believe it or Not. China International Adoption. At 55, I was the proud Mom to 2 beautiful girls. Both of My Daughters are Millennials. I’m a Baby Boomer.   My Mom was Born in the 1920’s.  A Member of  The Greatest Generation.   You know where […]

I Need to Read the Newspaper

Reading the Newspaper.  Early Morning as the Sun Rises.  Is it a Lost Art? Perhaps.   I know.  Who Has Time?  Why Bother Since You Can Get All Your News On-Line?   Can/Should/Could You Really Invest in a Morning Read before Racing Out the Door?   Is Reading the Newspaper So Very Not 21st Century?   Probably. But, for […]