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Santa Fe Skinny, Part 4

We have now reached the final day of this Santa Fe series - hot dining spots. Where to eat is a staple of any good vacation destination. If you enjoy real Mexican food and locally grown chiles as a main ingredient for most dishes, you will fit right in and savor every bite of Santa… Continue reading Santa Fe Skinny, Part 4

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Santa Fe Skinny, Part 3

Out of the many things you can do in New Mexico, resort spas and retreat centers are a main attraction and there is one in particular that is like no other, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa. It is the location of hot mineral springs dating back to the 1500's. These hot springs burst… Continue reading Santa Fe Skinny, Part 3

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Santa Fe Skinny, Part 2

Last post I covered Bandelier National Monument and today, I'm giving you all the details of our snowmobiling adventures. A couple months ahead of our trip, Andrew began researching hot spots to rent snowmobiles and discovered Bobcat Pass Wilderness Adventures in The Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico. Bobcat Pass is located between… Continue reading Santa Fe Skinny, Part 2

Trips & Travels

Santa Fe Skinny, Part 1

Taking a detour this week and this little spot of cyberspace I call home will turn into a travel blog. I'm already a year late anyhow. No, really. We traveled to Santa Fe, NM last winter, exactly a month before we bought the farm. We e-signed the counter offer and hopped on a plane. I was working on… Continue reading Santa Fe Skinny, Part 1

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Pacific NW Skinny, Part III

The final part of this Pacific NW series is the fun activities and festivities, some holiday oriented, some not, that Lydia and I took part in during my week in the PNW. Since it was the first week of December, the holidays were just getting started in Seattle and surrounding areas. Upon scheduling my visit,… Continue reading Pacific NW Skinny, Part III

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Pacific NW Skinny, Part II

My favorite part of every trip is not only the company I'm sharing it with but most importantly, the FOOD! Being a typical Southern girl, this bayou gypsy loves to eat. This is my run down of restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries that I visited while in the Pacific Northwest. If you aren't hungry now,… Continue reading Pacific NW Skinny, Part II

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Pacific NW Skinny, Part I.

I wasn’t sure how I would feel returning to Washington after so many years. I said goodbye in 2004 and never looked back. Well, until my younger sister Lydia, a U.S. Naval Officer, moved to Poulsbo, WA to work on the USS Nimitz, an aircraft carrier stationed in the Port of Bremerton, WA. Her time… Continue reading Pacific NW Skinny, Part I.