Thursday, January 27, 2011


Slowly but surely I am catching up on this blog - albeit piecemeal and way out of chronological order!  The day after Christmas Kirk and I took a getaway trip to Santa Fe.  It was our first kidless travel in 2+ years.  Of course the morning we were to take off from NC the state was being pounded in snow.  I still have no idea how our plane ever took off.

We chose Santa Fe because I have always wanted to discover this artsy town during the holidays.  Many years ago our minister preached using the luminaria the town places atop the adobe buildings as context.  It was a powerful message scripturally but also peaked my interest to see the candlelit beauty.  As we checked into our hotel, La Posada, I was not disappointed.  It was breathtaking.

Kirk and I had a good time leisurely wandering the town, staying out late, and eating at kid UNfriendly restaurants.  We were thankful for the time to connect before the onslaught of accounting busy season.  That said, there were many conversations about our little Connor - wondering how she was and missing her funny, sweet presence.
Santa Fe brought a new type of Southwest cuisine.  I was still trying to stay atop 1st trimester nausea but Kirk indulged.  He made it our goal to eat at the top 3 restaurants all in one day - Cafe Pasqual's for breakfast, The Shed for lunch, and Santa Cafe for dinner.  Good thing we spent the rest of the day walking off some of those calories!

Santa Fe held many treasures to discover.  Churches, galleries, and the Georgia O'Keefe museum....

We also traveled to New Mexico countryside and into Taos.  We passed this amazing gorge and had to stop to cross over the bridge afoot.

We reached Taos and Kirk took on the mountain with excitement from nearly a decade of no skiing.  It is just not a sport for accountants given the work schedule.  I opted for a facial at the spa while he hit the slopes.

One new development since we last went skiing...wearing helmets is cool and completely normal.  
It was a wonderful mini vacation.  We did it our way "doing" a lot, but doing a lot we couldn't have done with Connor.  Thank you parents for taking care of our little one.  What an adult treat!

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