I have been wanting to go to New Mexico with Jon since we got together. It is one of my favorite places.
Over 15 years ago I lived in Taos for about six months. This was during my first marriage and at that time, we traveled around the state and surrounding areas, so I know it pretty well.
But in the six months I was there, I never visited Georgia O’Keeffe’s home and studio at Ghost Ranch.
So when Jon and I started talking about taking a real vacation to New Mexico, that’s where I started.
Abiquiu, where Ghost Ranch is located, is close to almost all the other places I wanted to visit with Jon. Santa Fe, Taos (my favorite museum there is the Blumenschein Museum although there a many other’s I like) and Bandelier National Monument.
But we don’t want to spend our whole vacation running from one place to another, so we’re not going to over book it. We’ve found a great Inn to stay at in a small town close to Abiquiu where we can comfortably relax too.
This is the longest vacation that Jon and I will have ever taken together. Somehow, even though we talked about it, it always ended up by us talking ourselves out of it, before it got started.
But not this time. I kept thinking, If I could go to India, surely, Jon and I can go to New Mexico.
So it’s set for October, a week after the Open House. A nine day vacation in one of my favorite places. And I have an idea Jon will love it too.
We’re busy making reservations and talking about the things we want to see (Actually it’s mostly me telling Jon what I think he’ll want to see). And part of the fun is that we have six months to be excited about it.