Thursday, August 24, 2006

Old Town

We finished up our work today and took the evening off! My co-worker and I went to Old Town Albuquerque this evening. It was everything you would expect an typical New Mexican city to be. Well - from the most touristy perspective possible - but it was still really cool to see.

Driving off of Rio Grande Ave and passing the Walgreen and Lotaburger - you turn the corner into the old square and all that neon and modern day rush is gone - replaced with dried chilli peppers, strolling marriachi bands and the smell of spicy food.

There is a beautiful church in the square - Iglesia de San Felipe de Neri. It appeared to be glowing in the evening twilight.

We also did plenty of touristy shopping and exploring. Here are just a few of the places we went...

One of the shop keepers I met was actually from Bel Air Maryland! I bought a few trinkets - as I always do on trips - and got some little gifts for my hubby and my family :)

I actually had a chance to do some knitting yesterday and today. Not too much progress - but here's my Clapotis.

I love having all the stitch markers hanging off it. It's like a big ornament!


Polly said...

Actually those stitch markers are adorable! They are the cutest I have seen in awhile... where are they from?

Javajem said...

Thanks! I made them!


Debby said...

Jodi -- looks like you had a great time!

Byronicwoman said...

oh, the pretty stitch markers. now i know what to do with the beads in my bead stash!!