Monday, March 31, 2014
Weekend in Instagram Photos
1 | My parents flew into town on Thursday, and on Friday morning we decided to go on a hike to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. It was a beautiful day and at the top of the hike we had a mini picnic lunch.
The whole hike took about 3 hours and it was the perfect distance - we left feeling tired, but not exhausted. My parents had never been to the Southwest, so it was a great hike to show off the scenery (the "tent rocks" were created from volcanic eruptions).
2 | Saturday morning we took Scout to the dog park and ran a few errands. John and I enjoyed showing my parents around town and the places we frequent.
Among these places we frequent... Chick-Fil-A!! I mean really, you can't beat it when you need an on-the-go lunch! :)
3 | Later in the afternoon we headed to Santa Fe.
We went through quite a few fun shops and the New Mexico Museum of Art. After going through all of the galleries, John had each of us pick our favorite piece - it was a lovely afternoon!
4 | Part of having visitors in New Mexico is introducing them to New Mexican chile (different than "chili").
One of the New Mexican restaurants we went to was Mary & Tito's. It's a total hole in the wall dive, but it won a James Beard American Classic award in 2010. The food... so good!!
5 | To end our evening in Santa Fe we went to a restaurant called Santacafe. We had such a great time - good wine, food and conversation! I could have stayed there for a few more hours.
If you're in Santa Fe, I very much recommend this restaurant!!
6 | After we got home from Santa Fe, the evening would not be complete without Bananagrams and euchre.
It was a great end to a busy day.
7 | Sunday morning we went to church then had lunch at The Range with John's mom (who lives in the area).
8 | We attempted to take the tram to the top of Sandia Peak, but it was closed due to high winds. Since we wanted to take them to the top of the mountain, we decided to drive up instead.
By the time we had got to the top, the temperature had dropped about 30 degrees and it was crazy windy. We basically ran out of the car, snapped the photo, and ran back to the car.
9 | The day ended by eating pizza (yes, much food was consumed this weekend...) and watching the U of M vs Kentucky NCAA Tournament game.
It was fun watching the games with my parents because we have a family-wide March Madness bracket tournament (complete with an engraved traveling trophy...), so we would check the bracket standings after each game.