The Land of Enchantment


Tomorrow morning, Justin and I will jump in our little hybrid and trek westward to New Mexico. I’m so excited about it…it’s been a long time (years, I think) since we’ve taken a vacation.

I grew up in New Mexico, so I’m really looking forward to this trip. As Justin puts it, “We’re going to eat green chile and sopaipillas until we throw up.” I think the thing that I miss most about my home state is the food. Roasted green chiles on everything, real red enchilada sauce, made with dried New Mexico chiles, puffy, dense sopaipillas stuffed with beans and lettuce and tomatoes or drizzled with honey. I think our whole vacation is planned around restaurants.

We’re staying in a bed and breakfast in Taos for a couple of days, then visiting my brother in Albuquerque for a bit. It’s going to be a lot of driving, but we’re stocked up with books on CD, books to read aloud to each other, tons of MP3s, and loads of yarn for knitting.

And as if the trip itself wasn’t enough, we’re joining Lindsay and Chad for a dinner at Wink, a restaurant we’ve been dying to try, to celebrate Chad’s birthday on the night we get back.

So until next week, my internet friends…we’re off to New Mexico!


8 responses to “The Land of Enchantment”

  1. Cool. Sounds like a fun trip. I hope it’s as wonderful and relaxing as you’ve hoped for. I’ve never been to NM, so I can experience it vicariously through you when you return.

  2. ooh, i love new mexico. before we went there this summer on our honeymoon, i had never given it much thought. but i loved every moment of it! we visited earth ships in taos and drank cheap beer at burts tiki lounge in albuquerque. i totally heart nm!! have a great vacation, i’m totally jealous.

  3. I’m so jealous! All those green chiles….only one week to eat them all! (It’s just not enough time….need more time…) Bring some back for me if you get a chance, Sis. Hope you have a blast and say hi to Justin for us. oh and Roux too.

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