Sometimes you can forget how wonderful it is to play in your own backyard. I was reminded of this little truth, spending a gorgeous weekend in my own state.
Growing up here, Gary and I have both spent a little time in Santa Fe. But as adults, I have to admit that we’ve only passed through, spent an hour perhaps, moving along to the next place. And usually that has meant getting on into the mountains to pitch a tent.
But the older we get, the more we love drinking good coffee, enjoying live entertainers in a plaza, marveling at old architecture, admiring one of a kind crafts and grand art. Santa Fe may just become a frequent destination for us!
So today I’m thanking our good friend way back from grade school days who decided to come to the Land of Enchantment – all the way from New York City – to celebrate turning 50. Derik, your birthday festivities “forced” us to relax and enjoy New Mexico’s ancient state capitol. What a beautiful and unique city. So happy to have revisited. Nothing like old friends… people AND places!