Santa Fe and “Coming Home”

14 08 2012

Our summer trip would not have been complete without a visit to Santa Fe, so on we drove through New Mexico!

Yair and I spent a couple of days exploring the city – walking through the historic downtown, hiking in a nearby preserve, making friends with street people and old-timer New Mexicans and enjoying the Thursday night outdoor concert series in the park.

Awesome Science and Nature Facts On Our Trail

Awesome Science and Nature Facts On Our Trail

We danced, played, did some acroyoga and befriended our neighbors at the concert, where Yair had a deep conversation with a woman from AA who has been sober for over ten years.  (The conversation was followed by tears, which were followed by hugs.)

Thursday Night Music and Dancing in Santa Fe

Thursday Night Music and Dancing in Santa Fe

Either I Made Friends with the Driver or I Jumped On the Hood for an Action Shot.  Or Both.  :-)

Either I Made Friends with the Driver or I Jumped On the Hood for an Action Shot. Or Both. :-)

I treated myself to my first professional manicure and pedicure in five years and, through it, I received a fascinating look into the lives of Korean women, the dynamics of their marriages, and the responsibilities and cultural expectations placed on them by their families.  (If you’re ever in Santa Fe, go find Amy from Nail Experts for great work and an education on Korean culture.)

Amy's Handiwork - And a Cool Ring from a Local Artist

Amy’s Handiwork – And a Cool Ring from a Local Artist

On our last night of the road trip, Yair and I pulled off into a picnic area that we had all to ourselves, climbed atop the roof of the RV and let the Perseids mesmerize us – one shooting star at a time.  It was a perfect end to a lovely – and fast paced – summer trip.

We are now back in Austin and pulling into this city really felt like coming home.  Stay tuned for some interesting life updates to be posted later this week.  ‘Til then, here’s a short video that we took of gorgeous clear water rushing over the vibrant red rocks of Glacier National Park:

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18 08 2012
mllowe

Hi, I had been checking out your blog and find them inspirational. I came across you through WheelingIt’s (Paul and Nina) stories.
Because of that I have nominated your for an award >>Very Inspiring Blogger.
Check it out at http://lowestravels.com/2012/08/17/the-lowes-rv-travels-nominated-for-an-award/

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