Archive | September, 2015

Total Eclipse and Some Art

28 Sep

This weekend was a good one. I saw some cool local art at the Grower’s Market on Saturday and on Sunday a friend and I drove up north to Ojo Caliente for some much needed rest and relaxation in the hot springs and mud baths. The drive is a bit from Albuquerque  (maybe 2 hours on interstates and highways… bleck) but is totally worth it. Ojo Caliente is one of those magical places that feels almost other – worldly in its simplicity and fabulousness. We soaked, sat in hammocks, basked in the sunshine, and then watched a gorgeous lunar eclipse of a super blood moon from the warmth of a hot spring amidst a subtly lit canyon setting. A perfect end to the week.
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Ferocious, Frightening Ferris Wheel Fiasco

3 Sep

As it turns out, I learned a few things over the weekend. Perhaps the most alarming to me was the fact that I am terrified of Ferris Wheels. Well that certainly is new.

We went up in the Great Wheel to get a nice look out over the city and the sound and I had a massive, massive panic attack at the idea of being stuck in that little 8 person gondola for three rotations. So bad it was actually kind of funny. I shook and squealed and grabbed the seat til my knuckles turned white. It went on for the entire ride.

Luckily, afterward we found Copperworks Distilling and had a lovely gin and vodka tasting, and the proprietor of that wonderful establishment pointed us to Zig Zag, a great little craft cocktail bar that we stopped into on our way to a delightful sushi dinner.

The whole time all I could think about was how scary the Ferris Wheel had been. What the hell is wrong with me?!

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I’ll Settle for Seattle

2 Sep

Spent the weekend in the Pacific Northwest celebrating a dear friend’s birthday.
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We took long walks, visited the Pikes Place Market, ate delicious food, went shopping, saw the Space Needle, the Great Wheel, the Aquarium, and countless wine and whiskey tastings.
I met this magnificent otter.
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It was a lovely escape from the desert heat, if only for a moment. I cannot wait to get back up there again.

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