Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A very fine New Mexican meal!

So yesterday we went to Rancho de Chimayo and had a most brilliant meal with enjoyable company a fitting farewell to a lovely old tradition.  (The first time I was up there was 36 years ago...) 

Of course I had to have a green chili enchilada that was wonderful and totally melted in my mouth.  It was a most brilliant "yum".

(notice the glass just above is a lovely shade of apple... which is the marvel known as the Chimayo cocktail!!  It goes down as smoothly as a liquid apple pie.  The real Cocktail has the rim crusted with sugar mixed with cinnamon- wonderful!)

After the meal we went to visit the Sanctuario de Chimayo and it was as lovely and peaceful as I'd remembered it to be.  Lovely.

[Click on the pictures to see them larger]

I include a couple of pictures of the scenic roads on the way up to Chimayo (the old road to Taos) in the Sangre de Cristo mountains.

"Old Baldy" is the friendly name for this mountain...

Driving in the mountains at dusk is the BEST light...

Truly unique scenery.  I am honored to have spent time in the marvelous State, and I really am sorry my mother is leaving it.


  1. Sounds like it was a wonderful day Jes. Lovely photos.

  2. thanks dear ayak, it was (amidst all the frustrations of packing and of course- spending 24/7 with my mother!! tho I love her dearly that's a LOT of close personal time together...)

  3. Reminds me of lovely meals in Cretan restaurants, years ago....

  4. I've left an award for you on mine...but don't worry about doing anything about it if you're busy...hope to see anothoer post from you soon.



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