Archive for May, 2008
Ughh! Just bought gas at $4.139 a gallon. That’s up about twenty cents since Saturday. I bet gas will be $5/gal. by July 4th.
Mt. Si (white tees); teed off at 3:35. Shot a shakey 50 on the front (featuring an 8 on #1 and a 9 on #7). Rebounded with a 40 on the back nine. Could have been better except for that missed par putt from 2 feet on #17. Only hit 5 fairways.
Yard work all day Sunday: cut grass, weeding, edging. Plants look great this year now that the elk fence is up. Cooked burgers over the grill for the first time this year. More weeding on Monday; Trisha weeded flagstones on patio. Golf in the late afternoon.
Wake up at 5:30 a.m. for return flight Albuquerque to Seattle. Arrived pretty much on time and took limo back to North Bend. A glorious day in Washington, temp in 70’s. Good to be home after ten days travelling. Grass is at least 6 inches high.
Long drive back to Albuquerque (215 miles). Cold morning leaving Durango and hit snow for a while about two hours outside of Albuquerque. Visited the Petroglyph National Monument on the outskits of town and stopped by the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. We had hoped to have dinner at the High Finance restaurant atop Sandia Peak overlooking Albuquerque but high winds closed the tram for the evening. We settled for a nice steakhouse (The Cooperage) where Trisha has steak and shimp scampi and I did steak and crab legs. Of course, there was a successful hunt for Baskin-Robbins after dinner.
—» Here are a few photos of the petroglyphs near Albuquerque.
Drove from Durango, CO 50 miles west to Mesa Verde National Park. Wow! What a place. Dozens of elaborate cliff dwellings nestled into the mesa and canyon walls at over 7,000 feet. We took the guided walking tour to the fabulous Cliff Palace site.By the way, you get to this place from above down a hundred or so steps from the left then back up (on the far right of the photo) via wooden ladders and thousand-year old steps and hand-holds hewn into the rocks by the Ancient Pueblan indians. It’s a pretty thrilling little walk.
—» Here’s an album of Chaco Canyon photos.
Drove from Santa Fe to Bandelier NM (http://www.nps.gov/band/). Afternoon on to Los Alamos where we spent some time in the Bradbury Science Museum and watched a movie about the development of the atomic bomb and history of the city.
—» Album of Bandelier photos.
Back in Santa Fe we had time to browse a few more galleries and finished the day with dinner at Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe to celebrate my birthday.
—» Here are some photos of some sculptures we liked.