Roaming Southwest—Taos High Road & Santa Fe Sky

It was nice to wake up in a real hotel room and not one that was one gust of wind from extinction. The air outside was brisk but it was also bright and inviting. I inhaled a full plate of hotel breakfast buffet food and several cups of coffee to prep for the day. Buzzing … Continue reading Roaming Southwest—Taos High Road & Santa Fe Sky

Roaming Southwest—Turquoise Trail to Santa Fe

Amidst howling wind and the intermittent shutoff of our motel’s ancient heater, I managed to get a bit of sleep. I moved the winter coat pressed against the motel door to block the draft and it was caked in fresh snow. So basically, it snowed inside our room. My heart ached for the check-out counter. … Continue reading Roaming Southwest—Turquoise Trail to Santa Fe

Road Trip Southwest—Adobe Ruins & Santa Fe Turquoise

The next morning we started to see snow-covered mountains as soon as we hit the road. It gave the drive a completely new landscape that was nothing like my first trek through New Mexico years ago. We went north and then veered east on Route 60 just after La Joya, towards a ghost town/adobe ruin … Continue reading Road Trip Southwest—Adobe Ruins & Santa Fe Turquoise

Road Trip Southwest—New Mexico Ghost Towns & Open Road

The next morning, we woke up to our first morning frost. It was caked onto the hood of the car so deeply that my brother was able to carve his name in it. The family staying in the motel room next door haphazardly left their luggage piled uncovered in the back of their pickup truck … Continue reading Road Trip Southwest—New Mexico Ghost Towns & Open Road

Road Trip Southwest – Bisbee Breakfast & Mountains of my Dreams

The next day, it was time to bid goodbye to beautiful Tucson and hit the road—final destination: somewhere-in-New-Mexico. In preparation for the trip, I fashioned a “guide” of 3 possible routes to Santa Fe that could be changed depending on weather conditions (or if we were feeling spontaneous). Since there were no blizzards on the … Continue reading Road Trip Southwest – Bisbee Breakfast & Mountains of my Dreams