Sunday, August 20, 2017

Santa Fe part 3 Flamenco!

One of the museums we visited while in Santa Fe was the International Folk Art Museum
and one of the exhibits we enjoyed was the Flamenco exhibit.
I guess one of the famous male dancers in New Mexico was Vincento Romero
and a female dancer named Carmen Amaya, who was born in Spain. Car,en immigrated to the U.S. and danced in over seventeen movies.
I especially liked the costume displays.
They had both female and male costumes
and some were very elaborate!
....and yes, they had a room where you could dress up as a flamenco dancers...and of course Marina and I did :)


Friday, August 18, 2017

Santa Fe part 2

I mentioned in a previous post that there were a lot of museums in Santa Fe
and this one came highly recommended. It may not be for everyone, but we sure had fun. We were not sure if we were there to see art exhibits,to enjoy a theme park or if we had landed on a movie set. You just need to go.
The entire place is constructed inside a old bowling alley building, so it is quite large. The first thing you come to looks like a normal Victorian House.
but when you enter you notice people are crawling into the fireplace.
which takes you into the rib cage of a dinosaur... where you can play music.
Meanwhile back in the kitchen, it appears that Tom is helping himself to a snack...when in reality
it is a doorway into a submarine.
By now you may have realized that nothing is as it seems. Yep...you climb into the dryer where you slide down a chute and find yourself somewhere else.
Like this colorful hallway

It isn't long before you find yourself having fun in this 20,000 square foot interactive art extravaganza!!
So if you are in Santa Fe don't miss Meow Wolf. It may not be your cup of tea, but your children and grandchildren will love it.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Santa Fe

As I mentioned in my last post, we have a friend from France visiting, and we took her to Santa Fe, New Mexico
Marina was amazed that in approximately four hours driving time, we could be in a place that was so totally different....She loved the architecture
the spectacular vistas
 countless museums
historic Churches
and endless number of shopping opportunities..in stores,
and under the awnings on the plaza.... where American Indians were selling their wares.
Santa Fe also has a nice selection of wonderful restaurants, including this highly praised French restaurant,
where we had a delicious dinner.

Santa Fe to be continued.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

On The Road

We have yet another guest....this one all the way from France. Marina was our exchange student back seventeen years ago. So, we decided to show her Santa Fe, which is only about 4hrs. away by car.
I took this blurry picture on the way. Despite trying to capture this image at 70 miles an hour..I think you can probably guess it's name. 
That's right...it's Camel Rock.
More (and hopefully better) pictures of Santa Fe to follow.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Pretty Evenings

After a very soggy July I am happy to report that our beautiful evenings have returned,
and people are inviting folks over to sit on their decks again, large
or small..it's just nice to be outside again.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Stick Horse Rodeo

I mentioned on an earlier post that we have several annual events in town
One of the most anticipated  is our Stick Horse Rodeo
The kids have so much fun!
It's almost as much fun just to be an observer
Some kids just can't wait for the chute to open
While other are not so sure

Some of my friends even take part. Meet Betty and Ruth.

So, if you are ever in town in early August. Check the town calendar for
The Stick Horse Rodeo!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Make It Fun!

I have talked many times on this blog about our fun little movie theater that show first run movies on the weekends, and vintage movies on Tuesday and Wednesdays.
Well, this was the parking lot of the movie theater last night. They were showing the old original movie True Grit starring John Wayne, and this group of local adults (sic) were obviously getting into the spirit of it.