Carried Away In Albuquerque

Carried Away In Albuquerque

We arrived in Albuquerque, New Mexico (ABQ round these parts), from Chama on October 5 and spent 9 nights at an Airbnb between old town and downtown. We’re here to check off another of those bucket list type things at the Annual International Balloon Fiesta, held this year from October 6 through 14.

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A Chimney Rock and a Scenic Railway

A Chimney Rock and a Scenic Railway

After 2 weeks in Colorado Springs, on September 26, it was time for us to continue south to Pagosa Springs. We popped in here earlier this year for 3 days, and D enjoyed the trail riding so we went back for a week-long stay. On this visit, we managed to finally explore Chimney Rock National Monument, D rode the trails, we hiked, and I did a bit of running.

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Pikes Peak Country

Pikes Peak Country

September 12, we checked out of the condo in Boulder, Colorado and drove to our next home base in Colorado Springs. Last year we stopped here for one night, before heading north to Boulder for our niece’s wedding, and knew we needed to come back and stay awhile. On this visit, we were here for 2 whole weeks - our longest stop since we left Sedona in May!

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Lighting Up the Sky in Canada

Lighting Up the Sky in Canada

After spending time in Eastern Washington with family, on July 8 we ventured to the west side for a very busy 3 weeks. First off was to go to all the doctor/dentist appointments, labs, screenings, and follow ups one might have to do during the year. So next time you’re bemoaning all the doctor appointments, try doing them in 5 days.

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Super Blue Blood Moon over Palm Springs

Super Blue Blood Moon over Palm Springs

At the end of our Yosemite post in December, we had mentioned spending the holidays with friends in the Tucson, Arizona area. While there, we visited the west side of Saguaro National Park – home of the nation’s largest cacti.

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Rivers, Mountains, and Caves in Southwest France

Rivers, Mountains, and Caves in Southwest France

We left our cozy and rustic cottage in the Loire Valley for a cozy modern cottage in the Nouvelle Aquitaine Region of southwest France on 2 September. After a five-hour drive, we arrived at our Airbnb cottage, just a short drive outside the city of Sarlat-la-Canéda, for a one week stay.

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