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New Mexico

It's About Time for Something New Here!

Since moving to Rice Lake, Wisconsin in April 2012, we haven't done a whole lot of traveling that we've written about. I'm going to try to make sure and write about our travels this month though in May 2013. This month's trip will take us out of the snow we just had on May 2 … Continue reading »

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Theobroma Chocolatier in Albuquerque

Every time we go to the local grocery store we pass this place called "Theobroma Chocolatier". Being chocolate lovers, we just had to go in one day. Amazing! Lots of different varieties of chocolate-based gifts. Dark chocolate is Joel and I's favorite and Fiona loves milk chocolate. They have chocolate with spice. A very interesting … Continue reading »

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Sandia Mountain Crest at 10,678 Feet

Last Saturday after we finished at Tinkertown we continued driving on up to the peak of the Sandia Mountain Crest - at 10,678 feet! It was a beautiful drive up. At the crest there was a wonderful breeze. Fiona got to look through the binoculars out over Albuquerque. Unfortunately we also saw the smoke from … Continue reading »

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Tinkertown: Ross Ward Did It All While You Watched TV

Last month as we were preparing to come to Albuquerque, I read the Boyink's blog post about their time here. (We got to meet the Boyink family in Arizona back in March.) They mentioned Tinkertown so I decided we had to check it out as well. It's close to where we're staying and the price … Continue reading »

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Petroglyph Monument in Albuquerque Scares Fiona

I decided we needed to get out and see something here in Albuquerque. I chose the Petroglyph Monument as I'd heard the parking fee was only $1 on weekdays and there is no admission charge. I thought it would be an interesting site. Yes, it was hot. But we only needed to be out for … Continue reading »

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High Desert in New Mexico

This morning we walked the neighborhood nearby of "High Desert" here in New Mexico. There are interesting street names such as Osage Orange, Paper Flower, Red Yucca and Copper Rose. We picked up a small, smooth round gourd. We thought perhaps it was an Osage Orange fruit. But it doesn't appear to be from what … Continue reading »

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Our Pet Dinosaur and other assorted photos

Fiona found her pet dinosaur. Several in fact. You can see in the gallery below photos of Fiona riding a dinosaur and walking another. They vary in size from very tiny (Fiona can hold the head of one in her hand) to HUGE! We decided not to drive the main interstate between Colorado and Albuquerque … Continue reading »

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