Zabar's dinner. (Andrew's parents lived in Manhattan when he was little, and they'd often go there to get good cheese and meats for dinner. Even though they haven't lived there for some 25 years, everyone in the family still likes to eat Zabar's dinners regularly.)
Hiking in the ski basin. We learned our lesson from last year when they shut down all of the forests in June because of wild fires, and we went while we still have the chance. I haven't been up there since ski season ended, and it felt so good to be out of town and in the fresh air.
Waiting for the peonies to open. (They are in full bloom now in case you're wondering.) I read Lily's lovely post Peonies: A One Act Play on Friday afternoon and headed straight to the grocery store to procure my own peonies. Unfortunately, they are not good growers here in New Mexico so I need to rely on Trader Joe to supply my annual peonie fix.
More drama on the Chama. The Chama is actually NOT dramatic much at all, but it is so fun to say... This was our first time out this year. We did a day run and it was hectic at the put in and take out because of the holiday crowds, but we felt all alone on the River. Nothing beats a day on the water!
|These are taken about a mile south of Ghost Ranch.|
And now here we are on Monday evening, lounging around having happy hour and feeling quite relaxed.