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On Hiking in Winter…

On Hiking in Winter…

February 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Winter is a great time for hiking. While winter hiking was not a favorite activity of mine when living in the Midwest, once we moved to the Southwest, winter weather just can’t keep me indoors.  In fact, at least once or twice every week my husband and I find ourselves headed out for a hike. […]

Conquering a Demon–Part 2

Conquering a Demon–Part 2

January 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In my last post (see January  19, 2014) I was sharing an experience I enjoyed in early December 2013 after two miserable downhill skiing adventures. Deciding to face my demon, I undertook a Yellowbird Group Ski Lesson at the Taos Ski Valley. My instructor, Karen, was not only competent and professional, but she was nurturing […]

Conquering a Demon–Part 1

Conquering a Demon–Part 1

January 19, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

On a snowy day in early December I decided to face my demons, well, one of them anyway. Since we moved to a downhill skiing Mecca nearly two years ago, I have been terrified of the sport. I begrudgingly went skiing with my husband and two of my children the Friday after Thanksgiving the past […]

A Must See Fall Event: The Taos Balloon Rally

A Must See Fall Event: The Taos Balloon Rally

January 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

One more event to add to your travel planning calendar for this new year is the annual Taos Balloon Rally. During the last weekend in October every year, Taos, NM hosts an event that should find its way onto every traveler’s calendar, at least once: The Taos Balloon Rally. While there are a number of […]

The Annual Taos Fall Arts Festival–Not to be Missed

The Annual Taos Fall Arts Festival–Not to be Missed

December 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Another event to put on your calendar for next year is the 40th Annual Taos Fall Arts Festival. An annual ten day event, the festival is widely anticipated by artists and art enthusiasts alike. Art lovers have a chance to buy work from a talented array of 250 artists, some of whom may not yet […]

Gavilan Canyon: Canyon of the Hawk

Gavilan Canyon: Canyon of the Hawk

December 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Just before the first snows fell in Taos County, NM, Terry and I were in the mood for a new trail for our typical Saturday morning hike. One of the few local trails we had not tried was Gavilan Trail in Hondo Canyon on the way to the Taos Ski Valley. We had avoided that […]

On Giving Thanks…

On Giving Thanks…

November 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

As is typical for me, and I assume most people this time of year, with Thanksgiving right around the corner, I started thinking about all of the things I have to be thankful for. Research has shown that if we regularly become aware of and express our gratitude for all that we have, we tend […]

Petroglyphs of Chaco Canyon

Petroglyphs of Chaco Canyon

November 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

My two previous posts have discussed our August, 2013 visit to Chaco Canyon, a World Heritage Site in northern New Mexico. This post will discuss some of the images these ancient ancestors of modern Pueblo, Navajo and Hope peoples left behind on the walls and rocks of this ancient village in an attempt to communicate […]

Snowbird Destinations—Escaping to the Sunbelt

November 19, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Check out the following snowbird tips and info from our Snowbird Destinations newsletter, delivered every month to your inbox. Get advice on everything from social activities to side trips, and use this information to get a great start for that long-term trip to the Sunbelt. Keep an eye on your inbox for future editions of […]

Chaco Canyon’s Main Attraction: Pueblo Bonito

Chaco Canyon’s Main Attraction: Pueblo Bonito

November 17, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

In my previous post, I outlined a recent visit we took (finally!) to visit Chaco Canyon, the center of trade, culture and civilization in the southwest United States during the years of 800-1100. While fascinated with this World Heritage Site, we came away with more questions than answers, such as why the entire population of […]

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