Last Monday was a day of getting ready for my trip to New Mexico to hang out with some family – namely my parents. But my sister, Michele, lives just a few blocks (big blocks) away and my other sister, Terri, drove out from Texas. All of us in one place at one time could easily spell disaster – at least for my father.
My flight left Philly around 6:00 pm and I flew to Phoenix, then from there on to Albuquerque where I landed around midnight. Michele lives about 3 hours north of ABQ and I didn’t think it would be nice to make her get me at 0-dark:30, so I stayed the night at one of the airport hotels. I pretty much kicked off my shoes and climbed in to bed when I got there, seeing as how it was nearly 3:00 my time by the time I got to my room.
Shelli claimed me the next morning and we took off for the Four Corners area. I wish I would have felt like stopping for pictures because the terrain is beautiful and fascinating. There is a reason New Mexico is the Land of Enchantment. But even better than the terrain is the food!! We stopped half way up and I had my first taste of New Mexican deliciousness. There are no words to describe the fullness of my joy. None.
After an exceptionally satisfying lunch we continued our trek and she landed me at our parents’ door. As happy as I was to be in the Southwest and as much as I enjoyed the food, the real pleasure came when I saw Mom and Dad. I guess it’s true that you’re never too old to be a little girl to Mommy and Daddy. And, of course, having both Terri and Shelli there made it complete!