Have you started to travel? Instead of getting in a car or on a plane or boat, are you visiting with friends and family afar through a Zoom call, Skype or FaceTime call? We made a 14 hour car trip in June/July to NY/CT because those virtual visits did not measure up to the REAL thing. That was bliss.
When our Taos NM family asked us if we wanted to visit them in September, our airline tickets were purchased pronto. Notice I haven’t mentioned the reason everyone has halted non-essential travel? I will attempt to write this post without mentioning the name of the scourge.
I am afraid of flying. And I am as afraid of dying as is normal. But I was more afraid of going another year without BEING with our son and DIL. The love of family and the Land Of Enchantment is a strong pull. The moment I walked out of the Albuquerque terminal, I felt it. A visceral emotion that overtook me as I inhaled the light air; the landscape enfolded me.
The landscape. The Rio Grande.
Sangre de Christo Mountains. The road past hay fields and horses,
the apple trees, Our son’s life. We had been missing all of this. And ….there were puppies to hold, puppies to feed, puppies to clean up after, and puppies to love. It’s hard to start the day without a smile, if there are puppies!
I hope no one on our 4 flights was sick. I hope that no one on our 4 flights gets sick. Eleven days have passed, since our return, so I think I can say, it was, for us, a safe trip. Who knows when I will follow my heart out West again, but this thing I won’t speak of, can’t stop me from trying.
It all looks stunning, glad you stayed safe. So far I’ve not been tempted, I’m staying safely at home!
We have been isolated at home also except for grocery runs, but a 92 year old Mom in the North and dear son in the West drove us from our cocoon. We managed to do it safely, thank the Lord!
We finally broke down to visit our kids, who we haven’t seen since Christmas. We opted for a gurgling 24-hour 2-day car trip. Everyone has been very careful and working from home, so all was well. I really enjoyed your photos.
We are all in it together, doing what we can to stay healthy, right?
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Love these pictures! Thank you so much and I’m so glad your travels went well!
We hadn’t been together for 14 months…too long!
So glad you were able to get out and make these trips. We have to hope we can be safe about this, although the numbers… anyway it’s all been said before.
Your photos are always so beautiful, but the Taos photos are magic.
Seems to be a great journey. Amazing pictures!