Thursday, June 03, 2010

Day Six

The day started with a morning run near the mesas. In previous years, I always did this run alone, so it was a real treat to have Dan along with me. He found it as refreshing and magical as I did, and we returned to the house ready for the day to begin.

Over coffee, we consulted our ghost town book and a map and made a plan to visit some of the ruins along the Turquoise Trail. We all know about best-laid plans, though. Although the road to the first town took us through some lovely scenery...











...when we got to the final turn-off, we found the road closed and a sign posted, warning against trespassing. So we went to the next town, where we saw a restored church...











...and a few ruins.











The final town turned out to be inaccessible, although visible from a narrow, winding dirt road. There wasn't much to see, but it was a disappointment, nonetheless, that we couldn't get close.

By now it was early afternoon and Dan hadn't eaten all day, so we went to Albuquerque and had quesadillas. Then we browsed some of the shops and Dan bought me some cute little silver bunny earrings that are a good match for my bunny bracelet.

We went back to my Dad's place, where we found Audrey waiting by the gate...









While Dan took a nap while I asked Audrey to share her adventures of the day. As it turned out, she had a much more interesting day than I had.

She waited for the paper delivery, so she could catch up on the news of the day...











She spent some time in my father's garden...









She paid a visit to my Uncle Bill...
















And she spent some time gazing pensively at the water that runs through my father's property, irrigating the fields in the area.

Dinner was homemade enchiladas for me and Dan, and a salad of spinach and craisins for Audrey. We were all very happy with the nice dinner.











We had been invited to my Uncle Mike's house for the evening, but Dan was a little under the weather after dinner, and I was tired, so we stayed in and relaxed. Tomorrow we're going up to Santa Fe.

3 comments:

Glenna said...

I really think I should fly out there so I can help you keep an eye on Audrey.

Hef's Mom said...

Glad everyone is having fun and Audrey is staying safe!

Alice Audrey said...

Audrey was busier, but you were more exotic.