Wednesday, June 15, 2011


This past weekend we headed up to Vallecito, just East of Durango. OMG, it was amazing. I miss the green so much and this was a healthy dose of it! We packed up the tent, cooler and whatever else we could fit in the back of the VW (not much). The kids did really great considering Archer had a cold and Ollie had some sort of stomach bug. We hung at the campsite, played at the waters edge and hiked a bit. We can't wait to go back!
Master marshmallow cooker

Abiquiu reservoir and Los Alamos

We went for a drive a couple of weekends ago and ended up checking out the reservoir in Abiquiu. It was beautiful and sunny but so windy. We didn't stay long, just long enough for Oliver to skip some rocks. We then headed over to Gallina and had some awesome green chile burgers at a little restaurant (the only one in Gallina?). The kids fell asleep in their car seats and John and I enjoyed a quiet, scenic drive down a forest service road. We stopped in Los Alamos on the way back to stretch our legs and let the kids play. We often stop at this park for it's wide expansion of grass which we don't get to see in Santa Fe. It was an awesome day (until we got home and I realized I had left my keys on top of the car and they fell off somewhere during the drive)!

El Rancho de las Golondrinas

John took Oliver to El Rancho del las Golondrinas a couple of weeks ago. It is a living history museum on 200 acres just South of Santa Fe. I've never been but it looks like they had a blast! I'll have John edit this with some of what they did while there.

a few randoms

My sweet mischievous boy getting into something he shouldn't.

pouring water from cup to cup

just chilling

omg, so so good shrimp and grits