Ahhh, The Boys of Summer

Baseball.  Minor League Baseball. Here in Albuquerque, it’s the Isotopes.  Farm Team to the Colorado Rockies. That’s It.  That’s All I know. Baseball is not my favorite pastime, but it has always been part of my life. I fondly call Baseball the Background Noise of Summer. Summer that Goes on into the Fall.  Seemingly Forever. […]

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 […]

Eating Like the 1950s

Sometimes You Just Need Some Fun. We Certainly Did.  Do. A Silly, Local Restaurant here…66 Diner Delivers the Giggles. In Albuquerque on the infamous Route 66. And a Hop, Skip and Jump from the Hospital Center. Taking Some Moments to Sooth the Craziness that is Life. To Step Away.  To Share a Meal.  To Be Normal. […]

The Shoppe Round the Corner

If You’re Lucky, You Have One. A Tiny Shoppe Round the Corner that is Filled with Special Treasures. Not the Big Box, Big Chain, Big Anything Place. Rather, a Magical Spot for Granting Wishes. There is such a shoppe round my corner….Willow. Even the Name is Wispy and Soft and Small. I went in for a […]

Following the Light

Winter.  A Season Not for the Weak. Short Days.  Long Nights. Cold.  Dark. Mostly for Me, It’s the Dark. I Don’t Like the Dark. And So We Have Christmas Lights! Perfect Timing.  The River of Lights.   At the Albuquerque BioPark. Wild Animals and Sea Creatures and Plants.   All Created from Lights. Bundle Up.  Take My […]

A Magical Evening

Opening Night of The Nutcracker. A Beloved Ballet Played All Over the World at Christmas Time. This One in Albuquerque. How Many Times have You Seen The Nutcracker? Hundreds. Does it ever get old?   No.  Never.  🙂 Four Months of Hard Work.  Long Hours.  All Comes Together Tonight. Angels and Soldiers and Party Girls and […]

Sometimes You Just Have to Be the Soldier

A Quick Peek at Nutcracker Rehearsals. Faster than You Can Leap and Twirl and Say Sugar Plum Fairy, It’s Nutcracker Season! Here We Have the Trifecta of Nutcrackers… Beginning Thanksgiving Weekend and Ending Christmas Eve Day, Three Local Ballet Companies Twirl their Stuff. Each has a Different Spin.  All are Dazzling and Fun. The Nutcracker is […]

A Gilligan Train Adventure

A Train Adventure! A One-Hour Tour of New Mexico.   By Train. That is the Plan. What We Get is the Gilligan-Tour.  Without the Water.   Or the Boat.   A Double-Decker Train.   The Rail Runner.  From Albuquerque… To the City Different.   The Capital.   Santa Fe.    For a Simple One-Night Staycation. On Weekends, the Rail Runner has 3 […]

The Little Café that Could

Le Troquet.  Bistro Francais. The Little Café. This Tiny Gem Sits Quietly on a Corner.  Downtown. Circular Steps Lead to the Tiny Front Door.  Inside is Enchanting.   White Eyelet Valances Flutter in the Windows. Perfectly Parisian. Tables Set with Starched White Cloths and Silver. Happy Tiny Flowers in Glass Vases on each Table. Seating for 20 Max. Le […]