Category Archives: Retirement

What it is like to adjust to retirement and being with each other 24/7.

Hiking In The Hood

Today I was up at dawn to catch the sunrise. After breakfast we took a long walk in our neighborhood. After the rains of the last couple of days the flowers were abundant. We certainly do not have to look … Continue reading

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Amphitheater Hike

Yesterday we visited the site of a natural amphitheater. Although a short hike it is quite beautiful. I also met a couple of friendly Blue Tailed Skinks. Paul

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A Productive Day

I woke Jean at 6:00 AM to see the sunrise. It was spectacular before the sun came over the mountains. Unfortunately by the time we got up and got our cameras the sun was up. It is still beautiful, but … Continue reading

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Reunion

Today was shopping day. That means a 55 mile drive to Santa Fe to stock up at Whole Foods. It’s only another 55 or so to Albuquerque so we added that to the shopping trip. The reason? I had not … Continue reading

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Art from New Mexico

Despite the sad news of the past week, Jean and I have been getting out to walk and do some sketching. New Mexico’s air is clear, the light is intense, and the landscape is dominated by oranges, blues, and greens … Continue reading

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Plaza Blanca

It has been five days since Pat, Jean’s sister, died. We have been comforted by this very spiritual place in a remote mesa-top house. The only sounds are from the wind moving around the house. The house itself has a … Continue reading

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Exploring

Today we decided to do some plein air drawing/painting despite the 30 mph winds that have been howling nonstop for 2 days. Our primary target was the Chama River canyon that begins just below Abiquiu Lake. It is pretty to … Continue reading

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First Day At Spiral Shaped Adobe

Last evening we enjoyed the delicate colors that the high desert uses to paint the mountains and skies. I had a rather uncomfortable night with back spasms and other aches and pains probably from unloading the car. Artists do not … Continue reading

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Abiquiu

We arose to clear blue skies this morning. The roses around our condo were laughing in joy. Soon we checked out of the condo, left our car there and walked into old Santa Fe to visit the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. … Continue reading

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Escape From Colorado

Yes! We successfully escaped the snows of Colorado today! Here is our parting picture of Pikes Peak as seen from our niece and nephew’s house. Last evening we celebrated Pat’s 84th birthday with a dinner of steak, chicken, or hamburger … Continue reading

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