La Fonda Bed

Fall Road Trip Day 5 Santa Fe

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Day       5      Miles   65           Begin  Albuquerque    To Santa Fe Road Traveled I-25 Slept at La Fonda on The Plaza After a good night’s rest, I spent the morning on the phone with my wonderful coaching clients. When I asked Hotel Chaco for a late checkout at noon, the…

Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque

Fall Road Trip Day 4 Albuquerque

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Sunday, November 10   Day 4       Albuquerque The day begins at 5:20 AM in the hotel lobby catching our transportation to the hot air balloon ride! I am so excited, as this is my first hot air balloon ride. And a little apprehensive too since I am not all that fond of heights.  Rainbow Ryders  We travel…

Day 3, Albuquerque’s Best!

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November 9              Day  3            Albuquerque For the next two days, I enjoyed Albuquerque with seven other travel writers as part of a press trip organized by Brenna Moore from VisitABQ. We were graciously treated to our meals and wine and experiences but all of my comments are my own….

Road Trip Day 2 Zuni to Albuquerque

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November 9, 2019.     From  Zuni Pueblo             To  Albuquerque Roads Traveled  NM 53 to Grants I-40 To Old Town Albuquerque  Slept at  Hotel Chaco in Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico We came for the blue corn pancakes and weren’t disappointed. Breakfast started with strong coffee and juices. Fresh strawberries were just one of…

Road Trip Day 1 Tucson-Zuni Pueblo

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 November 8, 2019 Tucson         To  Zuni Pueblo             Miles: 270 Roads Traveled Arizona Backroads SR 77 to Globe, 60/77 through Show Low to SR 61 at Concho and through St. Johns to New Mexico border where it becomes NM 53 Playlist: Flaco Jimenez, Joe Ely, Mozart’s Piano Concertos, Conjunto, Dixie Chicks,…

Pool at Chico Hot Springs

Hawaii’s Big Island Budget Secrets

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Hawaii has been identified as the happiest state in the US and the most mentioned destination for those with bucket lists of places to visit. If you’ve always wanted to go, but think you can’t afford Hawaii, let it go! I have created this Hawaii Big Island budget guide to share my Big Island insider tips, and some amazing free things to do on…

Margarita

Joeann’s Prickly Pear Secrets

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Our prickly pear cactus are loaded with beautiful ripe purple fruit. This summer bounty produce prickly pear juice and syrup to take us through the year.  This time of the year, I pick the fruit and juice it and then freeze it until I need it for Prickly Pear Lemonade and Margaritas or when I am ready to make prickly…

Road Trip Day 31: Albuquerque to Home

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July 9, 2019  Day     31        Miles         435            Begin Albuquerque, NM            To Tucson, AZ Roads Traveled  I-40 to lesser travelled two lane roads NM 117, NM 36, NM/AZ 60, AZ 77 HOME Slept in MY OWN BED!!!! The view when I open…