Coffee & Motorcycles

I love it when I stumble on a shop or store pulling off a hybrid approach to things. This morning in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I stopped at Rust is Gold, a coffee shop (excellent coffee, btw) blended with the owner’s and worker’s two passions: racing and working on vintage motorcycles,...

Ghost Ranch Hiking

The famed northern New Mexico Ghost Ranch excels at workshops and retreats, yet also provides some excellent immersive nature hikes. During my visits over the years, I’ve slowly chipped away at the list of hiking trails with just a few left to explore. Yesterday under partly cloudy blue skies and...

Back to Abiquiu

I seem to be constantly revisiting this magical place in northern New Mexico for some reason. This is my…fourth? fifth? trip here, but each time I feel the urge to buy land or small house and base from here. But, as we all know, now is probably one of the...

A Hike To Repeat

Some hikes are good exercise and enjoyable just to be in nature. Then there are those hikes you would love to do again and reverse your travel direction to get a different appreciation. Yesterday’s 4.1 mile final hike at Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North) is one I would like to...

Walking Wonders

Finally back to one of my favorite activities (hiking) after a long spell away. Yesterday’s 6.5-mile hike was a pleasant meandering under a crystal blue sky with temps around 80 and a light breeze. Ideal conditions and despite losing the trail at one time, a good opening hike back into...

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