Thursday, October 14, 2010

Family Visit in New Mexico: Day #1

Yesterday, the Peep Kids & I arrived in New Mexico to visit my folks, Granny & Grandpa. Our flights were mostly uneventful, that is if you don't count the @45 minute delay with our connecting flight in Denver, Colorado. Otherwise, all went as planned: awakened at 4:00 a.m., cleaned up & dressed, finished packing, downed 2 shots of expresso with a few Cheerios and headed to the airport to catch our 6:45 a.m. flight to Albuquerque, New Mexico. No complaints whatsoever, just excitement to fly the friendly skies and see family. Cool beans.

So we arrived feeling all excited and here's a log of events as they happened soon after our plane landed:
  • Shopped for t-shirts in airport gift shop, originally planned to buy heavily discounted Balloon Fiesta shirts, but they only had kid sizes in stock so we bought a couple other lightly discounted ones instead.
  • Picked up luggage in baggage claim & drove to local lunch spot in ABQ 'The Sandwich Shop' - I had Albuquerque Turkey 1/2 swch w/pickle spear & chips, Peep Daughter ham/egg/cheese croissant sandwich & potatoes (hash browns), Peep Son french toast & sausage
  • Drove route toward Santa Fe, stopped in Madrid to see movie set diner for "Wild Hogs" (now a store) & miscellaneous shops
  • PS bored so headed back toward homestead in Rio Rancho, photos in backyard, dinner (Lean Cuisine, Ramen for kids, snacks & drinks)
  • Grandpa, PD, PS & I went to Albertson's to buy a few food items, also to give Valentine (their newest dog) some breathing room (feeling skittish about having guests in the house, shaking & barking)
  • Kids enjoyed @20 minutes in the hot tub, getting late and cold so we ditched the idea of having s'mores outside by the firepit.
  • Showers, snacks, reading, computer time and we crashed for the night.
  • Slept well, but only AFTER the grandfather clock stopped chiming every half hour, probably @11:00 p.m.
"Maggie's Diner" in Madrid, New Mexico

Next up: Finding some excitement for everyone.

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