The Hike That Wasn’t

Compared to my usual, I have not had much time for exploring the great outdoors of my new home state. So when both Brian & I had a Sunday free we took advantage of the nice weather and headed out for a hike.

Having had good beginners luck with different hiking books in various states, I had picked up 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque not long after we rolled into town. The hikes have never really been described well in the book & I have been grateful that the hikes I’ve done in it so far have been urban enough that I didn’t mind getting a little lost. However, Brian & I drove about 45 minutes out of the city for this hike and it wasn’t until we had had enough that we finally found the actual ‘trail’ we were supposed to be on. Overall, we still accomplished 3 miles of… – let’s call it a walkabout – and Kratos got to stretch his legs.DSC_8537
Needless to say, I’m taking a bike ride to Barnes & Noble’s at some point today to check out other local guide books. If you’re from the Land of Enchantment & have any guide books or trails you recommend, please share them!Smile

Petro Rabbit

I’ve been in love with the Petroglyphs since the first time I laid eyes on them. Every chance I get to show them to someone new I jump on it. My co-worker Chy & I have the same scheduled half day & since we’re both recent transplants to New Mexico we headed over to the park for an afternoon walkabout. I saw my first jackrabbit! (I may or may not have screamed. First in terror, then in delight.)DSC_4434DSC_4444DSC_4448DSC_4453DSC_4459DSC_4368DSC_4376

32nd Anniversary of The Incident of 1986

For this year’s festivities, my adventure was a bit unique – I wasn’t out skydiving or seeking my usual hit of adrenaline. I spent the weekend immersed in a new experience of documenting the love and life of a beautiful couple.

Thanks so much to all my family and friends who reminded me in a multitude of ways how lucky I am to have survived another trip around the sun. Xoxo.Photo Aug 24, 2 59 21 PMPhoto Aug 24, 3 39 35 PMPhoto Aug 24, 3 39 38 PMPhoto Aug 24, 3 46 48 PMPhoto Aug 24, 3 54 20 PMPhoto Aug 24, 4 54 09 PMPhoto Aug 24, 4 58 37 PMPhoto Aug 24, 4 59 42 PMPhoto Aug 26, 12 33 27 AM

Alex & Mallory

I was somewhere over the state line in New Mexico driving the 26 ft U-haul from Kalispell to Albuquerque when I got an interesting message from my friend Mallory: Not sure when you’re going to be down this way but I have this wedding thing coming up and was wondering if you would be interested in taking some photos for us?

Taking photos? Of course, I was interested. What I later learned was that ‘this wedding thing’ was an entire weekend in the Rocky Mountains with the most amazing festivities centered around the love of two unique and truly amazing people.

I just wanted to share a few highlights from the weekend. The entire album is theirs to share (or not).
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May you always remember the love that brought you to share your name. Xoxo.

Petroglyphs

Not far from our home lies one of the most unique parks I’ve had the chance of visiting – Petroglyphs National Monument. Being only a twenty-minute drive from where I rest my head every night, this place was high on my priority list of places to visit soon after arriving in the Duke City. Today we had the chance to head out and explore a bit of the park. I’m more than excited to get to experience more of this place as time goes on.Petroglyphs - 1Petroglyphs - 4Petroglyphs - 5Petroglyphs - 6Petroglyphs - 8Petroglyphs - 9Petroglyphs - 11Petroglyphs - 13