Thursday, October 6, 2016

Visitng the Southwest

 Running Man and I
have been on a road trip

to Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico.

It's one of our favorite places to go 
in the fall and is about a
7 hour drive south.

We stayed in two lovely casitas
which were part of
vacation rentals by owners (VRBO).
 Casita in Santa Fe


 Casita in Taos.

Our little get aways always gives us
the opportunity
explore new places

like the Rio Grande Gorge,

or ponder the abstract.

Visiting the Southwest
gives you a chance to
enjoy the unique architecture,

learn more about the culture,

do some shopping,

enjoy the spicy colors and flavors,

and have breakfast New Mexican style,
 Griddled Polenta with chorizo, corn and red chili.

This year we did something totally unique.

This mama

took a llama to lunch.
Loki and me

There was no drama
with our llamas

only a day full of fun.
(Running Man and Diego)

Our hike took us
up in the mountains
where the aspens were pure gold
 against the western blue sky.

Our 5 mile round trip
included a gourmet lunch
in a beautiful mountain meadow.

Everything was packed in by our new
sure footed friends.

When we got back
everyone was smiling,

Diego and Picchu
but especially,


Until Next Time-


  1. What a fun Lama hike you took! Hope they did not spit you!
    Beautiful pictures that bring back memories of when we visited! We loved the beautiful colors in New Mexico! Fall looks like a great time to visit!

  2. What fun! I've always wanted to spend time in New Mexico, maybe on our next trip west. Beautiful country.

  3. How fun! What company did you take your llama trip with?

  4. Our llama trip was through Wild Earth Llama Adventures. I would highly recommend the experience!

  5. It looks like a wonderful trip! I particularly like that shot of the two llamas from the back. What are they looking at? The photo of the aspens is beautiful too. NM is still on my list of places to see!

  6. How fabulous! I want to take a llama to lunch!! :)
    thanks for sharing your travel photos. What a gorgeous part of the country.
    Love adobe and yum that breakfast looks great!!

  7. Love tours and yours seemed great! thanks for thesharing.

  8. Wonderful photos! When I got to Bucky's - giggled out loud - a perfect name !! What a unique hike you had and love seeing the casita interiors. The red woven carpet in the first one took my heart!! Thank you for taking us along.

  9. Every single photo made me want to take a road trip to New Mexico. You certainly know how to do a vacation the right way. The art, the food, the architecture, the culture, all the silver and turquoise, the llama trek and the casitas . . . that's what I call the perfect get away. I love the photo of you and Loki; that's one that I would frame and have as a memory :)

  10. What a wonderful trip. Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us. Hugs

  11. What a fun post and a fun trip Kyle ! I laughed a lot with the llamas !
    Such a great experience for you with lots of wonderful memories !
    Thanks for sharing !

  12. Another delightful post! Haven't been to New Mexico since my late teens. It is a wonderful place to visit, and I have enjoyed my trips there when I was young. This made me want to go again. Love the looks of your hike--beautiful country!

  13. Beautiful photos, what a lovely relaxing holiday.

  14. Your trip looks like a lot of fun! I'd like to visit New Mexico sometime, so different from New Jersey.

  15. What a wonderful trip and fun adventure.
    New Mexico is on my wish list of travel destinations.
    Love the wonderful pictures, thank you so much for sharing!

  16. What a fabulous trip! Thank you so much for sharing - so good to see something so different.

  17. The casitas were so much fun to see both interiors. Gorgeous scenery and the llama adventure was interesting !

  18. What a special trip! And, I would never have guessed that was a Georgia O'Keeffe painting! Guess I need to go back through my art books. The scenery there is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Oh, I want to take a llama to lunch! How cute is that! The casitas you stayed in look so inviting. Beautiful photos!

  20. I want to travel with YOU! Your trip looks amazing from beginning to end.

  21. It's SO fun to get away once in awhile - especially to a place with such beautiful scenery! I've enjoyed several visits to both of those places.

  22. Looks like a great trip. We rent from VRBO too and have not been disappointed.

  23. I'm going to laugh all day thinking about that last photo! Too funny! Looks like you all had a great time.

  24. What a wonderful holiday with amazing adventures and beautiful views. If I ever visit the US I'll get you to plan my itinery, you always visit such great places. We're lucky you take us along through your blog.