Archive for October, 2013


EBC

  I know a few acronyms.  Like PE… that’s physical education.  Or PHS… that’s Portales High School.   Pretty much I just don’t use them.  You probably won’t get an LOL out of me, but I will happily type out “hee hee”.  It’s basically because I can’t ever remember what the letters stand for. Well, I’ve […]

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Prayer Wheel Turning

  The phrase has been in my mind for several weeks.  “When you see a little prayer wheel turning, as you know a little fire is burning, you will find a little talk with Jesus makes it right.” It’s how I learned the song as a child.  You all know me.  I don’t let a […]

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Climb Every Mountain

 Climb every mountain.  Ford every stream.  Follow every rainbow, ‘til you find your dream. Ahhh, the great lyrics.  I love them.  I could sing along with Rodgers and Hammerstein all day every day.  That husband of mine, well, he sings along with me… but sometimes he gets a bit literal with the words.  And so… […]

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Hiking to Machu Picchu

We’re so excited!  We’re about to take off on another grand journey with Active Adventures.  Five years ago we joined this outfitter company to celebrate our 25th anniversary in Peru. In 2008 we spent several days hiking in the Andes with a marvelous variety of people and lots of llamas and alpacas.  From South America, […]

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Up, Up and Away

What a happy coincidence.  We’ve got this desire to hike, we had an appointment in Albuquerque, and the famous International Balloon Fiesta was taking place.  Made for a grand day! We would never have chosen to hike La Luz trail to the Sandia Crest as part of our repertoire this year.  It just wouldn’t have […]

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Game Face

  We laugh about our first hike with the group in Peru.  The guides met up with all of us in our fabulously quaint hotel in Cusco – a city that sits at 11,000 feet.  We were off to a local market, then on up to the famous ruins of Sacsayhuaman on a “hill” above […]

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Old Wash Basin

  I have this old metal wash basin.  One of my favorite afternoon treats is to head to my yard with this basin in hand, gardening gloves, and a steak knife.  There I’ll sit for hours with my beautiful black cat, enjoying the mindless work of lawn beautification. The time passes peacefully with Peli keeping […]

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Yellow Brick Road

If you could read my hiking and camping journals from years ago (and not so many distant years), the story would read differently.  I would carry a heavy pack for miles to get away from the maddening crowd.  Setting up a tent near the car didn’t really qualify as camping.  Freeze-dried meals cooked on tiny […]

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Cheesy Advice

This week I bought some very expensive cheese.  I didn’t need it.  I wasn’t hungry.  I was just trying to kill a little time in between meetings.  The only thing open that early in the morning was a grocery store, and so to amuse myself, I walked the aisles of this unfamiliar place.  What a […]

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I Love October

Apples are more delicious.  Cold morning air is exhilarating.  Even my black cat seems happier. She can stretch out in the sunshine, soaking up the autumn rays. Pumpkins are just such beautiful things. Seeing them on porches always makes me smile. Glad to see my little great-nieces are delighted about the season as well. What […]

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