When we climbed the two flights of stairs and opened our door after almost 15 hours in a car, we were thrilled with our apartment. For the first time in 12 years, we hadn’t worried about anything while we were gone. This “downsizing thing” has some pretty sweet perks, I tell ya!
This was an interesting trip; it was cold for July, there was still snow on the mountains, and we were often dodging rain, until it caught up with us on the way back to Santa Fe!
A local called it “monsoon season,” saying it usually rained for a while every afternoon, and you could see it coming over the mountains each afternoon. The upside: everything was more lush than I had ever seen it before. From west Texas through Santa Fe, the desert was a vibrant green dotted with bright fuschia Cholla cactus!
I forgot my camera, so these are taken on an iPhone, and Cindy Pulley got a couple of beautiful shots that I’ve shared below. I hope you enjoy this visual tour.