Good morning! I feel like I took a brief hiatus and need to return to my love of blogging before the year ends. First off, I spent the last few days in Santa Fe. As noted, I love visiting Santa Fe and do it frequently and often. It keeps me centered and grounded, perhaps. I found a great Airbnb rental near my old rental by Frenchie's Park. The owner was a lovely woman who greeted me when I arrived. It was such a cute casita. I hope that I am able to rent it again.
I arrived in the city different and headed directly to La Choza. I wanted to celebrate with a silver coin and some pozole. Afterwards, I met Melody for dinner at Jambo and concluded the night going to bed early. I think I needed to focus on the sleep factor and hydration as well. My skin is dry and I have had chapped lips for the last six days. No amount of chap stick can help me. Sleep and water are the best doctors. I considered going to Ojo Caliente on Tuesday like I normally would do. However, this trip, I thought, why not leave from Ojo and head north to Denver? I texted my friend, Danielle, to see if she would be able to meet in Taos for a quick visit. Impulsively, I sprung this on her and it didn't work out. There will be other trips and I know that I will be able to see Danielle on a future trip.
I was able to re-focus my trip. I could attend a TRX driven class at a Barre studio that I adore. The class is offered on Tuesday mornings and they have more traditional barre classes offered on other days. Although, I can appreciate a barre class, I prefer the TRX class. I think I get more out of it. And, I love the two of the instructors. Great music and a killer work out!
It was a nice way to explore Santa Fe and Ojo. My drive from Taos was pleasant and I avoided Raton Pass. They are doing road construction along the pass and it is a little annoying. I enjoyed the drive to Colorado from Taos. I think I might consider traveling this way on my next trip down.
In the past six weeks, I have been working and trying to work on my yoga practice. I visited Sara Jo in Palm Springs. It was a lovely trip. Too short but I had a blast. We hiked Joshua Tree and spent the afternoon with my friend, Marc, from Santa Fe.
I am thinking about travel for 2019. I know I will be in Dallas in February and I would like to return to Minneapolis to see my aunt and explore the yoga scene again. I loved this studio I found and only had the opportunity to experience one class. I would love to return. I would love to see what else they offer. Sara Jo is chatting up Kentucky and Bourbon road. Maybe an international trip could happen, too? I don't know. It is something that is on my mind and I want to have some plans to kick start 2019.
I am off to teach yoga. It feels great to be back! Cheers and enjoy your day!