my trip to Toronto started a little shaky...pulled for extra long screening by customs (note to self, do not say I am traveling on business)
my luggage was lost
found a great little dim sum restaurant, then tried to shop for something to wear to the customer site the next day...torture
it's looking up...my bag made it to me today...woo hoo
grateful for little things, like my tweezers and q-tips
grateful to my 2 most regular blog visitors/commentators...my mom and Lyle :)
introductions...mom, Lyle...Lyle, my mom
Friday the 13th...full flower moon, warm weather and headed to Pueblo
we'll catch the Haunted Wind Chimes as well as Chuni's photographs at the Sangre de Christo arts center
spend time with Chuni, Alyssa, Tess and Pete
have a little anniversary dinner
and see dad's bench at the tennis courts in City Park
so much to be grateful for...time, family, health...all under the full spring moon
definitely a perk of work travel...FL has beautiful state park beaches
nice long walk...
grateful for spring/daylight savings time, gives me enough daylight to go exploring
grateful indeed for times that I can sneak away to walk in the surf
grateful too for one day of cold and snow and the next day 88 degrees and an ocean breeze
Last month Tess had a big birthday...the kiddo turned 30 so we treated ourselves to a little getaway celebration to Puerto Morelos. Stormy skies made for dramatic backdrops, hot and perfect for down time relaxation. A side trip to a special cenote but mostly just hanging out...
Always fun making special memories...
We rode 122 miles along the Mickelson Trail in the South Dakota black hills...
we rode in rain and shine...in wind and hail...through leaf strewn stretches of fall color,
I was in south Florida for the week for work and was able to spend a few hours at the John D MacArthur Beach State Park...a biological treasure of mangrove forests, birds and fish of all types and a beautiful long stretch of beach
and I had to jump in to experience that warm Atlantic water!
We spent a weekend in Santa Fe...soaking in all the amazing artwork as well as the International Folk Art Market. 750 artists from over 88 countries...so overwhelming but in a fabulous way.
The museum hill where this takes place makes sure every detail is perfect, each walkway and booth with a different hanging sculptural theme, fantastical against the New Mexico sky.
The artist take home 90% of the sales of their artwork. There are so many stories of how this event impacts the lives of artist all over the world. One small women's collective of stitching artists from India made enough this weekend to supply food for their entire community for the coming year.
throw in great food, yummy drinks, Flamenco...