Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New Mexico at it's Best

Hi All,

Had such a great time visiting with family and seeing so much beauty while home this past week!  We attended my cousin's son's wedding, went to the Balloon Fiesta, took the train into Santa Fe for shopping, eating and site-seeing, and had a great time with my family.   The weather was absolutely gorgeous every day, how I miss that about New Mexico!!  I enjoyed every minute!

I took tons of pictures at the Balloon Fiesta and posted some of them here on this Flicker Account:  2010 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta   I hope you get a chance to view them. This is just one of those things that photographs can't compare to seeing it in person.  You must make it there at least once in your life time! 

Here on the left are two of my sisters: Tina (L) and Judy (R), with the amazing Jester Balloon.

This Noah's Ark Balloon was MASSIVE and fascinating with all the detail of the animals hanging off the sides!!  Just amazing!!  (Remember, more Balloon photos here!!)

In Santa Fe we did lots of site-seeing, some shopping -- mostly browsing (although DH did buy me a gorgeous necklace) and lots of eating!  The picture here is one of the many stained glass windows in the St. Francis Cathedral Basilica.

These are photos of some of the shopping, so colorful, so unique, and just such a great place to be!

Gorgeous, right?  It really was wonderful, I'm so blessed to have roots in New Mexico and understand the culture and the beauty of the area.  It is a wonderful place to visit, and a great place to call home!  I hope you get a chance to visit some time -- let me know if you do!!

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!


Beverly said...

Thank you for sharing your vacation pictures with us. I enjoyed looking at them.. Those birdbaths are amazing! Very beautiful...

JulieA said...

I love the riot of colors! Thanks for sharing the photos with us. I bet you'll be using them for inspiration stamping next, eh? ;-)

One4Joy said...

well, I had it in my mind to say what a riot of colors, but I look up and there it is above me!!!! Still amazingly gorgeous, just the same! So nice to see pics again, it's been a long time since I was there.

Welcome back Anne. Bet you have lots of inspiration now!

paulette said...

Had no idea there were so many kinds of balloons. You opened my eyes to all that's out there! Maybe one year we'll make it. Enjoyed your flickr cards, too! You're so cre-inspirational (creative and inspirational).

Bevie Pearl said...

I like your Balloon Festival pictures. My parents live in Rio Rancho (outside of Albuquerque) and we have gone to the Balloon Fest. It is quite an event to see. It looks like you had fun there.

Anonymous said...

great post thanks