Monday, May 18, 2015

Things I Learned in Albuquerque

I sure love my lists.  Here's one for you straight out of Albuquerque.  We love to learn and learn we did.  Happy travels!
1.  Mountains are beautiful everywhere, but especially in New Mexico.

2.  Hiking is still the best form of exercise and Albuquerque provides many opportunities.
3.  Green chiles make everything more flavorful and in Albuquerque, they are in EVERYTHING.
4.  Hot Springs have a healing factor (for real).
5.  Burritos for breakfast need to catch on in Houma.  Yum!
6.  Deserts are pretty cold at night.  Those used to swamp pits really appreciated it.
7.  Native Americans have many, many talents.  If you haven't had the pleasure, take a trip to a pueblo.
8.  Learning about other cultures can start at home (USA).  Get to know a little more about Native Americans and use reverence.
9.  Goat heads suck.  We went on a little hike upon arrival, in flip flops, and that turned out to be a big mistake.  These little buggers get stuck in your shoes and your feet (poor Rusty dog).
10.  Grass isn't something to take for granted.  (Darn desert of dirt).
11.  Coyotes sound super scary in the desert at night.
12.  Everyone should know a little more about art.  When we toured Santa Fe, my son felt proud and knowledgeable when we saw a bunch of sculpture.  He was excited that homeschool came to life!

13.  If you've never attended the Gathering of Nations or any sort of Pow Wow, go.  ASAP, go and soak up the very unique and thrilling experience.
14.  Meeting a transgender person isn't any different than meeting a cisgender person.  Nice people are nice people and that's all you really need to know.
15.  Margaritas are delicious at the El Dorado restaurant in Santa Fe.  
16.  Taking a tram to the top of a mountain is just, good fun.

17.  My family is awesome, but this one I already knew.


18.  The New Mexico state symbol is cooler than other state symbols.
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