Big Tesuque Creek 10_13_20

Our annual Fall pilgrimage to Big Tesuque Creek campground, above Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Sunset 10_9_20

One of the few evenings with clouds to make a nice sunset (due in large part to the extreme drought we are now experiencing).

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Abiquiu, New Mexico 10_6_20

Heading back from Chama.

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Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad 10_5_20

Originally, the Denver and Rio Grande Western narrow gauge railroad was built in 1880 to service the mines and timber in Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. The Cumbres and Toltec is one of the biggest tourist attractions in New Mexico. At 10,022 ft., Cumbres Pass is the highest narrow gauge rail line in North America and the Toltec Canyon is another highlight of the route.

On trip to Colorado, we were lucky to reach the Pass when two locomotives were passing by. Lots of train fans out to watch. For more info, visit https://cumbrestoltec.com .

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Southern Colorado color 10_5_20

We spent a day on our trip to drive up past Chama, over the Cumbres Pass and into Colorado to see the Fall colors.

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Chama Oct. 2020

We head up to see the Fall colors along the Brazos River near Chama, NM.

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Moon and Mars

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Latest brew

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Clouds 10_2_20

Nice Cirrus clouds on our morning walk.

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O. M. G. (part wtf!)

During this latest crisis, I think we need to remember to be better persons, not take pleasure in other’s misfortunes and hope for a full and speedy recov… awww… who am I kidding.

While there is a little voice in the back of my head saying, “careful what you wish for” (thanks Mom)… I’m experiencing a post-Christmas Ghosts giddiness that even the “Trump’s secret plan to steal the election” speculation doesn’t harsh. I don’t think I’m alone in that.

My 2 cents is that the news cycle for at least the next week, will be laser focused on reporting all the new cases attributed to President Zero, along with what the White House knew and when. The contact tracing alone will probably reveal some pretty interesting connections.

Not a good vibe for a campaign that wanted to divert attention away from its massive (and now viral) incompetence. The greatest blessing will be the merciful silence and empty rallies. The sad truth is this headline is only a spark in the explosion of cases going on across America.

Will this serve as some miracle 180 where our leadership will emerge with empathy and a steely resolve to do whatever it takes to turn the tide of infections? It’s more likely to see an aerial formation of potbellies than any metamorphosis of someone so oily and so malevolent.

The most important point still is and has always been… to GET OUT AND VOTE! And wash your hands, stay 6ft. apart and wear that mask while you are out celebrating this weekend.

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