Santa Fe {New Mexico Guide}

I’d have to be honest and say it wasn’t the most perfect trip we’ve been on.  Like for one, I forgot to load Jack’s stroller so we had to hunt down a supermart and find an umbrella stroller.  Which takes time away from exploring.    Oh, and Jack spilled his water all over my lap at lunch.  I brought extra clothes for him, but not for me.  But I’ve been on enough perfect road trips to know that you must go with the flow, make due without what you failed to bring, and that sometimes it isn’t the place you go, but the journey there, the talks in the car ride, the scenery along the way.

Santa Fe highlights:  Finding Perry a replacement wedding band for $20.  I love it when a shop owner says, “For you, I’ll give you a deal for $20.”  I say sold!
I enjoyed browsing a child boutique, but not the inflated prices.  I couldn’t quite bring myself to buy a $40 baby outfit.  But I must confess, I’ve come a long way, as once in Sun Valley several years ago, at a similar like child boutique, I bought black crocheted baby booties, little Mary Janes, that were sooooo adorable and exquisitely made.  And I cringe at the price of $50, but I bought them, thinking we’d never be there again, and why not splurge.  Yup.  Against all voices of reason.  And so they’ve sat in a box since.   As I don’t have a girl to put them on.  Maybe I can pull them off with baby Scott.  Maybe they won’t look girly.  But back to Santa Fe, I walked out of the shop buying a $6 horse toy.  Frugality, a higher priority now.  Travel splurging is different now that I don’t pull in a consistent paycheck.
So we mostly walked the streets, admired the surroundings.  And simply,  I enjoyed the time with Perry.   We don’t get to spend as much with each other as we used to since his new job.  I really enjoyed having him work from home.  Maybe some day we’ll be back to that again.  Working together, raising our kids together.

Not sure where our next road trip will take us.  Maybe  Lubbock next.  Haven’t been there, yet.

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Everytime we would stop, Jack would try to get out of this umbrella stroller.  For such a cheap stroller, it held together well enough through Jack’s persistent struggling.

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4 comments
  • courtney bowldenFebruary 12, 2010 - 11:29 pm

    those pictures are very cool! i love the one of the church!

  • HollyFebruary 13, 2010 - 8:16 am

    Looks like fun. I really like that first one with the weathered wood. You look beautiful.

  • jenniferFebruary 13, 2010 - 8:37 am

    I love the one of Jack trying to stand up out of the stroller. Corban used to lean all the way forward untill he tipped over and then he would crawl right out. You have to adimit it beats chasing him down the side walk

  • Pam LeeFebruary 13, 2010 - 6:32 pm

    It’s wonderful to see the world through childrens’ eyes. What a fabulous door. Yes we have all been through those unexpected little times but you are learning a lot with Jack and Scott will teach you more things. Jack is a beautiful child