Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Vacation: Part I

Gramps & Grammy

View up in the santa fe mtns.

our lil' amazing travelin' baby!

Snow in the texas wind farms

Michael, Gabe, Bella, Winsty & I all packed up and hit the road for New Mex on feb 11th at 0645!! We left in pouring rain which switched to ice and snow for most of the drive of texas. Yes, tehas does get snow, who knew? Once we crossed the boarder into NM the weather cleared and was nice and sunny. We made it to Mike's parents by that evening and relaxed the next day, trying to recover from 14 hrs in the car. Yes, 700 miles to just to get to the next state. Texas is HUGE!!!

On Saturday (after a delish brunch whipped up by Mary) Mike & I left Gabriel in the capable eager hands of his grandparents and headed Santa Fe for a romantic childless valentine's weekend getaway (keyword = childless)! It was a blast! Ahh i've missed the days of sleeping in! Michael had reserved us a room in the El Dorado on the top floor...very swank! So we enjoyed perusing the plaza, checking out entirely too expensive pieces of art, bought some turquoise...soaked in the rooftop jacuzzi and enjoyed complimentary champagne and choc-covered strawberries. Oh we also had a couples massage sesh. SO great! The next morning we snow-shoed up in the santa fe mtns in a gorgeous aspen grove! I got to test out my new snow shoes (thanks honey!) and Michael enjoyed being in the outdoors. We had a fabulous dinner at Rio Chamas (a legit steak place recommended by the local knife salesman) on Valentine's Day and then went to see the movie Valentine's Day. we thought it was cute. Michael liked it more than Dear john, so i guess that's good. I'll report on Brian & Christina's wedding next update. For now, I'm gonna go relax with my hubby (yay! so excited i can say that now!) and watch some DVR action.

This is Cafe Pasquals. Apparently it's all the rage. WE didn't understand the menu and were seated so close to our neighbors that we left. And had a delish meal at the Blue Corn Cafe. I guess were not enlightened enough to eat at Pasquals or something.

Snow shoeing in the aspen grove!


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