Saturday, August 29, 2009

Heading West!

Tomorrow we are heading to New Mexico, where we lived for ten years before moving to Savannah - from high desert to the ocean. As we are getting all of our things ready to take and the house in order for our house sitter, who takes care of Winslow and Ramses, I keep thinking about this upcoming vacation in a place that still feels like home to us.
I am looking forward to:

*seeing our family and friends
*breathing in the clear, crisp desert air the minute we step out of the airport
*the grand vistas where you can see for miles on end
*the big sky where you can see a thunderstorm coming from miles away
*the blue, blue New Mexico sky
*the excellent food at our favorite restaurants and cafes
*ordering iced tea without the question: "sweet or unsweet?"
*seeing the spectacular mountains
*the long and gorgeous drive up to Denver and back again with a stop in the Jemez Mountains
*the views (oh, did I mention that before?)
*our favorite spots in Albuquerque and Santa Fe
*and much, much more!

I'll be posting from the road and hope to take you all along with us on this trip to The Land of Enchantment!


  1. Safe travels! I'm sure it'll be a fabulous trip!

  2. Have a great time Silke! I love that last photo, a beautiful view indeed!! :-)

  3. Have an eventful and safe trip; collect memories and don't forget to come home again!!
    Have a great time! Hugs!

  4. Oh Silke! Have a great time! You have lived in 2 places I've dreamt about living in! Savannah, I just love the name and I imagine it to be beautiful and sweet.
    New the appreciation of arts there (Sante Fe) and the life style sounds fun!
    Can't wait to see pics and hear about your trip. It sounds so great!

  5. Sounds like a wonderful trip...may it be all that you hope it to be and more!

  6. sounds fantastic, hope you have a wonderful time!!

    Micki x

  7. Have a wonderful time Silke. I am looking forward to seeing some photos!

  8. Your trip sounds wonderful Silke and you sound like you miss living in New Mexico!
    I have just read there is a breed of cat like the Bengal called the Savannah cat. I wondered if you have heard of them?
    Your cat is lovely and looks camouflaged amongst the plants!
    Have a good holiday and I see you soon.:)

  9. sounds like a fantastic time!!! hope you have the best time

  10. Great rainbow shot. You got me thinking about the New Mexico and the film, THE MILAGRO BEAN FIELD WAR came to mind. Did you see it? Redford really caught the magic of the New Mexico landscape in the film...

  11. Silke, have ha wonderful trip and came back with a lot of photos to show us. Enjoy!

  12. Silke, such a beautiful photo of you. You look fantastic and so relaxed. Did I forget, very beautiful! Hope your flight goes on time tomorrow for you both. Have an awesome time. I'll be so looking forward to hear about your hols when you get back home.