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Have a Creative Southwestern Desert Christmas

Southwest Desert Holidays — enjoy the season from a regional perspective. The trappings of a traditional American Christmas include wrapped presents under a decorated fir or spruce tree, pumpkin pie, and the singing of Christmas carols and stockings “hung by the chimney with care.” But, if you live in — or visit as a snowbird

Racing the Chama Chili Ski Classic

In my previous post, I wrote about discovering the 40th Annual Chama Chili Ski Classic, held over Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, January 19-21, 2013. Terry and Ryan eagerly planned to compete as a training race for the 52K American Birkebeiner, held each February in Wisconsin. Learning all that was planned for the weekend and

Hiking the Picuris Peak Trail

…AKA a pleasant memory after a trying time. This past July, Terry and Ryan drove the remainder of our belongings and our camper from Wisconsin to New Mexico to join me in our new home, as I waited up all night, anxious for their safe arrival. Once they settled in, we decided that the best

Attending An Enjarre!

After hearing about it for several years, I had the opportunity to attend the Enjarre of St. Francis de Asis  Mission Church in Ranchos de Taos, NM this year. There were a number of visitors present, watching quietly as the beautiful old church was being restored. It was a humbling and spiritual experience. On a