Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I'm willing to consider the possibility that we might have too much stuff.

Monday, June 6, 2011

A Backward Glance

Why did the baby bunnies appear on our very last day?

The Goods

Day 9: Welcome to California

We're back.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sights We Missed

Image from the archive: Outside Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co. in Holbrook, AZ.

Because this particular route (MN-SD-WY-CO-NM-AZ-CA) is now old hat to us, we haven't stopped at all our usual unusual spots. That means fewer fresh pics for the blog. I'll try to post more photos from the archives in the future.

Some of the things we've skipped this trip: Tinker Town, Stewart's Petrified Wood, Tiny Town, Rapid City Dinosaur Park, 1880 Town...

Day 8: Winding Down

The day started out as a search for dried chile, including a trip north to Chimayo (above).

Breakfast at Tecolote. There's a recipe for the piƱon pancake floating around the internet—untested by us, but not for long!

We also had a fabulous farewell lunch at Cafe Pasqual's—no pics, but damn, the cold green chile and avocado soup was AMAZING. (Quick shout-out to Tia Sophia's, too, where we ate only once this trip. For the record, they make my favorite red sauce.)

Dragged ourselves out of town around 4pm, and booked it to Flagstaff. Hit a lot of smoke from nearby forest fires:

Today (Sunday) is the last leg of our trip...


Friday, June 3, 2011

A Quiet Evening in Santa Fe

Day 7: More Food, Also Churches

At the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assissi in Santa Fe, NM. We also saw the miraculous staircase at nearby Loretto Chapel, and the oldest house in the U.S.A.

[6.3.2011-- today!]

Day 6: Mostly Food, Other Stuff Too

Images from the amazing Alexander Girard Wing at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe.


Days 5-7: Recipe for Culinary Bliss

At Tomasita's in Santa Fe, NM. We ate here on three consecutive evenings. And I say that only to drive my dad crazy.