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!