Sunday, October 15, 2006

Last one I swear!

Last post with pictures of balloons! I didn't even plan to see any this morning - but then I went outside and there they were! How can you not take pictures of balloons I ask you? So here are a few that I saw from my hotel parking lot...












OK - now that we got that out of the way - we can move on to other things!

My mom and I headed out this morning on the Turquoise Trail! We wound around the mountains and saw gorgeous views. We stopped in Madrid and browsed around some cute little shops before arriving in Santa Fe. Santa Fe is one of the most beautiful towns I've ever seen. They have laws about what color houses can be and all the homes are earth shades. They all blend in with the earth and mountains. Very pretty.

We walked around the town and shopped and shopped and shopped! I got the most gorgeous green turquoise ring...




I also picked up some little New Mexican souvenirs and a New Mexican cookbook. The church and main plaza were gorgeous...

















After our shopping around town - we tried to go to a yarn shop I saw on the internet... but alas! it was closed on Sunday. No yarn for me :(

But I did turn the heel on my sock!



8 comments:

Brooke said...

Great pictures! And I LOVE the yarn you are using for the socks, the colors are so pretty!!

the knotmaker said...

The ballons are great, it looks like a lot of fun. Here is the link to the cocktails.

http://www.go-quiz.com/cocktail/cocktail.php

Coarine

Jinann said...

The balloons remind me of helping my daughter move to Michigan for grad school - as we came into town, we were greeted by TONS of balloons all over a bright blue summer sky. It was some big festival that they have in August every year - near Mason, MI. Thanks for bringing back some wonderful memories!

Polly said...

I LOVE THAT RING. RING I LOVE THAT.

Giantsknitter said...

Thanks about the scarf...I think that the edge looks unfinished, though. I may add some crochet... The headband is super easy - you knit it in the round so there's no seam. I have the pattern at home.

The pictures are spectacular and the sock look great!

Beth said...

awesome photos, I'd love to get to that festival some day, we have a smaller balloon festival here every summer that is always a lot of fun!

Anonymous said...

These pics are absolutley beautiful. thanks so much for sharing them! I've passed the link on to severeal friends who love this type of stuff! You rock!

domesticat said...

lucky you - our day at the balloon festival was cloudy and dark. not good for pictures! i'm working in Santa Fe now temporarily, isn't the area breathtaking??