Saturday, January 15, 2011

Wild Hogs !

   Stayed two weeks in Taos which is know for it's art and artist. Also home of Kit Carson. Lot of history in the Taos area.
  Today we drove the  Albuquerque Turquoise Trail. One of our stops was in Madrid where the movie Wild Hogs was filmed. The majority of the film is shot in the colorful former mining town of Madrid, New Mexico. After the town’s mine closed in the 1800s, it became somewhat of a ghost town until the 1970s when artists began to settle in the charming village. Today, it is a thriving artists’ colony complete with shops, galleries, restaurants, and bed and breakfasts. Madrid is located on the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway, approximately 50 miles northeast of Albuquerque amongst the Sandia Mountains. The open roads, breathtaking vistas, magnificent mountain views, and parking and picnic spots along the way have made this a popular scenic route for tourists, motorcyclists and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
   Tonight, we're in  Albuquerque 

Friday, January 14, 2011

Oil Paintings


  oil painting while we were in Taos.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Cheap Chicken Mondays

   Woke up with a headache this morning so we decided to take it easy. First stop, post office to get box and mail Baby Chance his birthday presents. Well, as we drove into the post office parking lot, we noticed that we were going the wrong way. Of course someone had to point that out to me. I then asked him why not put up a sign saying one way or do not enter at each end. I doubled checked and nope .... no signs.
   With that little episode I should have figured out that it may not get any better as the day progresses.
   We decided to go to a very nice restaurant that we'd read about the night before. The Dragonfly. Sounds like a good place. Well, we found it and to make a long story short, we didn't get served. We watched the couple beside us get served and they were almost finished with their meal and still no waiter came back to take our order. We then watched as another group came in and sat down. They got their water and a little while later the waiter came back and took their order. Hmmm, It wasn't like they were busy. We were the only ones in there waiting. We then got up and went back to the room. Pam went 'shoppping' and saw where the grocery store had a special CHEAP CHICKEN MONDAYS.
   MMMMMMMM drumsticks.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Learning Curve

Don't order Mexican food from any place that's on wheels

Don't eat at Tequila Restaurant, "An authentic Mexican restaurant".

Don't eat at places that doesn't have a car or two parked outside.

Don't believe any sign on outside of restaurant that offers happy hour and free appetizers.