As I lay here in my bed at the resort in Santa Fe, NM, I thought I would blog about the vacation so far.
I got the phone call from mother this morning a little after 7am saying that she had just gotten out of the shower. She was supposed to leave her house and pick me up at about the same time. Whoops. She picked me up about 7:30, but the traffic gods smiled on us. We still made it to the airport in enough time to check in and get to the gate with about 15 minutes to spare. We checked one bag between the 2 of us, but it failed to make the flight with us to Albequerque. Soooooo glad we paid for that. BTW--if you pay to check luggage on American, they will not guarantee that it will get there the same time you do. In fact, if you pay the stupid fee, you take it into your own hands. American will NOT refund the fee you paid for your checked bag. Stupid American Airlines!!! Anywho, we got to Albequerque on time, got our car (upgraded to a Hyundai Santa Fe--nice ride), and drove up to Santa Fe. Gosh it's pretty up here. And, OMG, the weather!!! So nice and cool and not the least bit humid! We got to the resort, got our room, and had a bite to eat on the patio cafe. I had the CLT (chorizo, over easy egg, lettuce, and tomato on sourdough sandwich--minus the tomato of course), and it was sooooooooooo yummy!!! Sadly, I totally couldn't finish it. Mother had some sort of Cobb salad that looked good (also had chorizo and manchego). Then we had a little mini tour of the town from the sales manager here--a friend of Mother's boss. Such a great little arty town! We finally got back to the room where I crashed for a good hour and a half. At 4pm, there was a Chef's wine and nibble reception in the main kitchen followed by an art tour of the resort. They sell a lot of original art here. Some of it is quite good, but the least expensive thing I really liked was $650. No bueno! We finished out the day with drinks and "dinner" on the patio with a really nice local couple. Now, I'm afraid it is time for bed. I look forward to much nap time this weekend. It's my VACATION!!!