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Eating Extravanganza in Santa Fe

Eating and cooking, cooking and eating, now that's the way to travel!

Thanks to the friends and relatives who voted for me, our Santa Fe trip is becoming a reality.

Several months ago the Santa Fe School of Cooking, had a contest; it was a photo contest with the winner receiving certificates for 2 cooking classes. I made sure that I had the most votes by begging and pleading with anyone and everyone.The Santa Fe School of Cooking

The trip is planned:

Tuesday we fly

Wednesday we will spend in Taos with an early lunch at La Cueva Café where they serve gluten free New Mexican food. Dinner will be at Orlando’s, we went there with Elias on the last grandkids trip, a place highly recommended by the locals.

We hope to visit our vacation home in Taos in the afternoon. This is a home that we found when Taos dreaming last year. The Mega Millions was really high and times here were not so it was easy to take a couple of hours to dream. I got on-line and found a house that screamed our names: [realestatetaos.com/taos_real_estate_canonheights]]

I e-mailed the realtor about the brand of the stove and said that we’d come and look at it someday. A couple of weeks ago I emailed again and was told that it had just sold but he thought that the sale might fall thru. It appears that it is still on the market and the price has been lowered so next week we hope is our day to look. Unfortunately we have not won a lotto so alas, we can only look and dream.

Thursday is back to reality with our 1st cooking lesson, this is a hands-on lesson in making Chili Rellenos. They will show me how to make them gluten free. In the afternoon we will walk a bit on the Santa Fe Trail then eat at The Shed.

Friday is a demonstration in Contemporary Southwest cooking; making grilled salmon, a tamale, black beans, and flan. This is a huge meal!!! In the afternoon we will visit the San Miguel Mission built in the 1600’s, the oldest house and then we will eat at the Chocolate House.

Saturday’s class includes: green chili stew, blue corn and green chili muffins, pinion butter among other dishes. We will leave from the class and return home.

After each class a full meal is served so we will be on an eating extravaganza!

Posted by Miss Chris 10:44 Archived in USA Tagged food travel santa_fe santa_fe_school_of_cooking new_mexican_cooking Comments (0)

Ever Evolving Travel Pans

Plans change in an instant, now to revise and remake them.

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Well, how life changes in an instant.

So we had lots of plans, lots of trips in the various stages of planning, but alas all has changed.

I worked out of town until just recently so that made any kind of travel difficult. Then last fall our oldest granddaughter came to live with us making any travel outside of school breaks virtually impossible.

We’d planned to do Santa Fe and go to the cooking school last Thanksgiving. Alas, not only was I working but our daughter-in-law couldn’t travel at that time. So now we thought that we’d go to Santa Fe during spring break and take our granddaughter and oldest grandson. We have made our reservations at the Santa Fe School of Cooking and paid for 3 classes: Chili Rellenos, hands on class, Contemporary Southwest and Traditional New Mexican classes. I made sure that the classes were available then booked our airline tickets. Last week I got our hotel from Hotels.com as we were just shy of a second free night. So all is paid for. I’ll do another blog on plans for the Santa Fe trip later.

As for Europe, well we still plan to go, just not live there for 4 months. Our granddaughter must likely go to summer school so we must plan around that. Once we speak with her counselor we can better plan on when she can go.

We’d planned to bring over the 3 older grandkids for the last 2 months of our stay. Now our grandson would prefer to stay and work at the business he has started. Our #2 granddaughter only wanted to stay for a short time but has now been convinced of the folly of her thoughts and will come with us. My thinking today is that I’ll take her earlier and my husband can stay with #1 granddaughter until summer session is over then come to Europe. Thoughts on this new plan are just being formed so I’ll blog another time on these.

Unfortunately we have little time to make firm plans. I need to buy airline tickets for at least the 2 of us and will buy them next week.

Posted by Miss Chris 11:40 Archived in USA Tagged travel europe cooking_school santa_fe grandkids_travel santa_fe_school_of_cooking Comments (0)

Lots of Trips in the Plans

Planning and planning

So now I have 3 big trips in various stages of planning and 3 small trips. Trying to keep everything straight is becoming a challenge.

In July we have a camping trip to Grover Hot Springs near Lake Tahoe, then a backpack trip up to Cottonwood Lakes at the end of the month.

August brings a long discussed trip to B.C into the First Nations territory. This trip will be a photo trip for me. My daughter-in-law is working on her PhD in Linguistics and will work on a language. I will do some photo-journalism. We’d planned to do this last year but it never worked out.
Over Thanksgiving we will go to Santa Fe and meet our youngest son. His wife Jen has never visited northern New Mexico so we are quite anxious to show her our favorite restaurants and places. I recently won a cooking class for two at the Santa Fe School of Cooking so we will try and get in several classes.

About 1 week after Thanksgiving we will go to Europe. This will be our 40th wedding anniversary so we thought that it would be fun to spend it in Finland at the glass igloo hotel. Then, since we are in the area, we will go to the U.K. for winter solstice and hopefully join the Druids at Stonehenge. Grandkids are planning to go on this trip but our oldest son’s wife will be giving birth in early Dec. We will see about when to get the older kids to Europe. Details!

Of course then we have the big trip where we will live in Austria for 4 months. We will check out some towns in Dec and hopefully have a better idea of where to look for a house. So it is exciting to plan!

Posted by Miss Chris 18:07 Archived in USA Tagged family bc europe thanksgiving new_mexico santa_fe grover_hot_springs first_nations Comments (0)

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