Monthly Archives: September 2010

Getting ready

Getting ready for the Balloon Fiesta is a lot of work! It’s been “hot” and we’ve been working outside the last two days. Hot is relevant–90 degrees is a lot hotter to our new friends from Colorado than it is … Continue reading

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Albuquerque

Well, this has to be a first. We’ve stopped for the night in Sam’s and Wal-Mart parking lots, Northridge Friends Church’s parking lot, empty lots and in the parking beside a street, but never before have we set up camp … Continue reading

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Hot springs, anyone?

Saturday was the Hot Springs Festival here in Truth or Consequences. In 1914, the town of Palomas Hot Springs formally changed its name to Hot Springs to avoid confusion and possibly losing one post office. We took advantage of the … Continue reading

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Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore!

As we took our morning walk on Friday, we remarked on the lack of wind and it got me thinking. How many other things are different about where we are than when we were at home in Kansas? At the … Continue reading

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Vast universe

As we traveled west of Socorro yesterday, we went through wide plains, sometimes with sparse vegetation and sometimes grassland, that seemed to go on and on forever with mountains in the distance surrounding the area. A scripture from the book … Continue reading

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Closed

That seemed to be our mantra today. We took a day trip to Socorro, first stop El Camino Real heritage center. We were met by a sign on the door: closed on Monday and Tuesday. So we read the historical … Continue reading

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Chance encounter?

Have you ever had the experience of picking up a conversation with a friend after years had gone by? We’ve had several like that this summer, some from high school, others from college or Army days. But today we had … Continue reading

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