I spent a couple of days in Santa Fe....absolutely glorious. I always want more time there. Wine and Chile was awesome. Finally, made the festival and it was fantastic. My friend, Lisa, invited me to accompany her to the event. I had just taken a new job and so it was uncertain if I would truly be able to travel to Santa Fe. I was determined to make it work. When they asked me if I had upcoming travel, I made sure, to mention my trip to the land of enchantment.
All of my friends told me that I should eat the loss of ticket and take the job. I wanted the job. I just wanted to go to Santa Fe more. Thankfully, it all worked out. I took the job and went to Santa Fe. The time flew by. I could have used a couple more days to hike, check out new restaurants, chill. I am hoping to road trip it up there in a couple weeks. I cannot help myself. I thrive when I travel. I am going to make it happen in spite of it being holidays, ideal weather for AZ, etc. I want to take a trip.
I know that i have been lax, this year, with blogging. I just have not felt inspired to share. Or perhaps I wonder what the lesson is for me currently. Until I figure it out, I refrain from sharing.
I went hiking today. Beautiful. I craved a slice of pizza and a glass of wine. Red to be specific. I dreamed of that sensation the entire descent of the hike. I couldn't figure out where to go. I mean, few places offer slices and if they do, do they have wine? My friend suggested a local spot that I knew had pies. I drove up, subconsciously knowing, that it was a mistake. I should have went with the place I knew, 100%, had what I was looking for. I was looking for a new way to spend my day off. I get in ruts or so it seems this year.
The place I tried to go did not offer slices of pizza. At this point, I could have recovered my car from valet and headed to the original normal place. Instead, I defaulted to a popular wine spot. Lazy. I was hungry, tired and wanting food. Mistake. My sandwich was dry, lame, bland. I definitely should have taken the extra time to drive to the pizza spot. Instead I stayed and tried to make the best of it. The wine was nice.
I think what a waste of a day off in terms of food. However, I did make a lovely dinner and so it sort of redeemed the day. Penne pasta with tomatoes, onions and garlic. Delicious!
I will make more of an effort to post. I must make time to be creative and enjoy life. I will have more photos of my upcoming venture to Santa Fe. Car tags are current and a road trip sounds delightful....