Eating the garden

Last night was the first night I actually ate something out of my garden. I was super excited too. For dinner the hubby and I made homemade fajitas. They were good except I think the meat needed to be marinated a little longer. It was still tuff. I needed cilantro for the marinade so I went to the garden and cut some. Man, was it strong too. Right when I talked in the door Hubby could smell it. Then I washed it and put it in the bag with the meat and it tasted wonder. This got me thinking about how the food in the store and how it doesn't taste nearly this fresh or delicious.


Suspect Sheet

Over the weekend I went to a murder mystery dinner at a friends house. We had a blast and had some great food (thanks guys). At the very end of playing we found out who the murder was. It was me, Tiara Sparkle. :) I had some mad knife throwing skills as a beauty queen and stabbed Blaine's wife in the back in the wine cellar. Ha ha ha ha, I'm ruthless. Don't mess with me.

Here is a picture of the crew.


New Mexico to Arizona

Warning: This post might be long, due to not being able to post last night.

Yesterday we left Albuquerque and stopped in Gallup. There wasn't much going on in Gallup. We walked the downtown area and bought a native Navajo rug. I didn't get a picture of the rug before the lady at the counter wrapped it but it's really pretty. It's mainly gray with some browns and blacks in it. It has a nice abstract pattern to it.

After driving through Gallup we stopped at the Petrified Forest National Park. It was a 28 mile drive of coolness. Check out the pictures below. Here we are at the entrance of the park.

You can see how open it is.

Here is the marker for the original Route 66.

More of the National Park.

Petrified Wod

This is called Blue Mesa. We walked to the bottom and then back to the top.

More petrified wood.

The sunset on the way to Flagstaff Arizona (but still in New Mexico).

I got to stand on the corner in Winslow, Arizona.

Here is the flatbed Ford.

After we left Winslow, we drove to Flagstaff, Arizona and spent the night. We ate dinner at a place called Buster's. Dave had the pork chops and I had the chicken caesar salad.

Today we went to Sedona, the grand canyon and then spent the night in Kayenta, Arizona.

This is the Grand Canyon.

I didn't realize it until we got to the hotel tonight but we both got sun burned from the grand canyon. Even our eyes hurt.


Albuquerque Day 2

We got up this morning and had breakfast and decided that we should stay another day. So I talked to the front desk and booked another night (because my hubby didn't want to book hotels in case we got somewhere and didn't want to be tied down to that place due to a hotel reservation).

For some reason I woke up at 2 and couldn't sleep. So for some unknown reason I looked out the hotel window and saw that it was snowing...... pretty good. By the time we got up and got ready for the day, it had warmed up enough to melt the snow. :(

Since it's Sunday we went to church services first thing (after breakfast). After services we found two places on Diner Drive-ins and Dives (or DDD). I talked about this before in my last post yesterday. We tried to eat at Cecilia's but they were closed today. So we drove to Sophia's place.

In truth, it was ok. We both had the pork tacos and they were good, but messy. I ended up staining my shirt because it was so juicy.

After we left lunch, we spent the majority of the day at the Nuclear Museum. It was pretty cool. I got to be a kid again and play with some really cool toys. They had this backyard section with many plans from some past wars. We took some pictures next to the plains and I didn't realize how big they were. Check out the pictures below.

After we visited the museum we visited what's called "Old Town". It's where Albuquerque started.

Then for dinner I found this local pizza place called Giovanni's Pizzaria. It was pretty good. We got it and brought it back to the hotel. It was pepperoni and green chili. Man I'm noticing a pattern here. They all like green chili's on their pizza.  I heard the McDonalds will put it on your egg mcmuffin if you want. We might have to try that one out.

Tomorrow we head to Arizona. 


The Road Trip

Well, the hubby and I have been driving since Thursday after work. I got Friday off and we left Thursday night. Boy has it been fun. We've been playing this trip kind of by ear.... a little.

Here's the recap of the past few days.

We left Houston and drove to Temple, Texas. We staying in a Marriott Hotel and it turns out that I feel in love with their pillows. Go figure. I have looked for pillows for ever and these are really wonderful. 


We left Temple and headed to Clovis, New Mexico. We got to Clovis and it was cool. Along the way we saw the terrain change quite drastically. We found this really good mexican joint called, Leal's (sounds like Lee-Al's). It was good for being out of Texas. I was shocked... they had some good hot sauce and chips. The enchiladas was good. The hubby got the chilli relleno with chicken. It was delicious. There wasn't much else to do there. It's really like a city out in the middle of no where, but it was cool for our first pit stop in New Mexico.

We get up from the hotel in Clovis and decide to head out of town. On our way out we see the Train Depot Museum. It turns out that they didn't open until noon so we couldn't go but they had this really cool train out front and I got a picture of it before the charge battery message came on. :( 

It took us about three and a half hours to get to Albuquerque. Once we got here we went to the Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway. We didn't ski, but we road the tram to the top. It was soooo cool. It took about 15 minutes to get to the top and once we got there we were 10, 378 feet above sea level. Now at our house, we are about 26 feet above sea level. So, this was a huge change for us. After riding the lift to the top, we got off and walked around for a little bit. It was 18 degrees when we got there. Man were we cold. I'm so glad we had our jackets. My ears and toes got so cold that I asked the hubby if we could go to the restaurant. So we went in to thaw out and gain blood in our toes again, and got some drinks. I got a hot chocolate and the hubby got coffee. Man did we feel better after that. Then we watched some people ski down the mountain and fall off the chair lifts. It reminded me of when I went skiing a few years ago. Then we road the lift down the mountain and found our hotel. We checked in and found a Chinese buffet place to eat. 

Tomorrow we are going to try two places that I saw on Diners, Drive ins, and Drives. Once place is called Cecilia's and the other is Sophia's Place. They look really good and I can't wait to try them.

I'll try to post tram pictures tomorrow.