Beautiful day to get outside and explore. Absolutely stunning day to enjoy the sunshine. I do love the southwest with its ample sunshine and blue skies.
Yesterday, I went to Ojo Caliente to celebrate Melody's birthday. For her, it was free and I paid the week rate which is $10 cheaper. We thought we would have no problem enjoying the waters on a Wednesday. Apparently, we were not the only ones who thought this way. It was packed and we barely found a parking space. We feared that the tubs would be too crowded to enjoy. The locker room was full of women trying to get ready to soak and/or leave. It was the most full I have ever seen. I did not know if we would find lockers to store our items.
We soaked for a few hours. Glorious. Afterwards, we had a late lunch at a new spot to me in Santa Fe. A wine bar with a nice patio. The happy hour was inviting--$6 for any glass of wine normally priced $11. Many options and the fare, itself, was fine. We snacked on a Mediterranean platter and a crab cake. I love roasted garlic which was found on the platter. Some of the items were subpar. I was not in love with the tabouli, hummus or carrot/raisin salad. It was lovely to check out a new spot that neither of us had checked out before. I did enjoy the crab cake and waffle fries. Who doesn't enjoy French fries?
In all honesty, I would have preferred returning to a local haunt. Unfortunately, most of the ones I wanted to go to do not open until 5 or 5:30. We were hungry now. And, Melody wanted to spend some of her birthday with her boyfriend. I recognized that, too.
I woke up at 4 am. I was unable to get back to sleep until 6:30. As a result, I am exhausted. Lazy. I cleaned my house and plan on stopping by the yoga studio shortly. I love this new studio that has opened in Santa Fe. Heated power flow. Need I say more? My favorite type of class. Hot, with music, and a challenging flow. I feel that I get a work out and an opportunity to focus on me. I ran into another lady that relocated from Tucson. She had similar complaints about the yoga scene here. She mentioned that she rarely sweats or feel she is getting a work out. I completely understand how she feels. I suggested she check out my friend's studio. I think it will be a lovely addition to Santa Fe.
I went shopping. I found a couple dresses for my niece, Emma. It's time to purge some of my older clothes. It's summer! I love the energy of it, too. I feel inspired to be outside, meeting people and drinking wine. Most days, I feel like enjoying wine. Haha