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Racing the Chama Chili Ski Classic

Racing the Chama Chili Ski Classic

February 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In my previous post, I wrote about discovering the 40th Annual Chama Chili Ski Classic, held over Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, January 19-21, 2013. Terry and Ryan eagerly planned to compete as a training race for the 52K American Birkebeiner, held each February in Wisconsin. Learning all that was planned for the weekend and […]

Hiking the Picuris Peak Trail

Hiking the Picuris Peak Trail

January 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

…AKA a pleasant memory after a trying time. This past July, Terry and Ryan drove the remainder of our belongings and our camper from Wisconsin to New Mexico to join me in our new home, as I waited up all night, anxious for their safe arrival. Once they settled in, we decided that the best […]

Family Fun in the Sun!

Family Fun in the Sun!

August 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

An event worth planning an entire summer camping trip around, the Taos Solar Music Festival is not to be missed. The final weekend in June every summer, the small town of Taos, NM (population just over 7,000) puts together an amazing combination of talent and the cutting edge information on solar power and makes a […]

Attending An Enjarre!

Attending An Enjarre!

July 15, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

After hearing about it for several years, I had the opportunity to attend the Enjarre of St. Francis de Asis  Mission Church in Ranchos de Taos, NM this year. There were a number of visitors present, watching quietly as the beautiful old church was being restored. It was a humbling and spiritual experience. On a […]

A Community Builds a Church–Every Year!

A Community Builds a Church–Every Year!

July 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Located in the small New Mexico town of Ranchos de Taos sits one of the oldest Catholic churches in North America. St. Francis de Asis Mission Church has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Every year the faithful parishioners and friends lovingly restore this beautiful and unusual church in a two week process in early […]

“Only You…

“Only You…

July 1, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

“…can prevent forest fires.” Yes, we have all heard Smokey the Bear uttering his famous admonition. But I write this morning to urge all campers and RVers to please be aware of the fire danger in the areas they are camping and to adhere to any imposed fire restrictions. As a rule, campers are a […]