MISSED A WHITE CHRISTMAS BUT THE NEW YEAR CAME THROUGH ....
A grand Christmas was had by all.
A whole passel of Rob's rello's on his Mum's side converged on Taos, New Mexico for a family catch up and showering the kids with loot.
It's about a 7 hour drive from here, we left town about 4pm, after Rob got off work and hit the road.
Taos is a nice little place, smaller than Santa Fe but with the same flat roofed mud pueblo architecture. Lots of art galleries, south western goodies and a very nommy Mocha.
The days were quite warm with no snow on the ground.
Ojo Caleinte. So after we left the snowy slopes we drove down, put on our swimmers for a nice hot soak at the natural springs, followed by dinner. It was tough let me tell you.
Kay Nielsen from the fairy tale "East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon". There were several and it was hard to pick which one to buy. His drawings are exquisite.
We drove back to Flagstaff on Monday.
By Thursday we had 3 feet of snow and all roads in and out of Flagstaff were shut for a time.
New Years Eve, we braved the freezing freezeness to watch the 10pm Pine Cone drop then hurried back inside.
We have had record lows the last few nights getting well below -20 celcius. Thank the gods for central heating.