Tuesday, June 06, 2006
New Mexico
It's been a while since my last update. I haven't had internet access because I took a trip and I just returned.

I was here....

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My Grandmother is ill and I went to visit her in New Mexico.

It's been years since I last saw her. This trip was important. It was nice being able to spend time with my grandparents again.

Most of the time was spent indoors. My Grandmother doesn't leave the house very often. My Grandfather took me out a few times, and I was amazed at how beautiful everything was. Their home is surrounded by mountains on all sides. They didn't even look REAL! I found myself just gazing out the windows in awe every morning. They appeared to be painted backdrops. The weather was hot, the air was thin and I always felt thirsty. It was such a difference from New York and even the town in Germany I lived in. There were rustic adobe houses, and route 66 signs.

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I went out with my grandfather to the Casino in town and tried my hand at the slot machines. I had a ball with the 25 cent machines. I didn't have much luck. After hours of playing I just broke even. It was fun though.

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The part of the trip that left the strongest impression on me was a trip to the top of Sandia mountains

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We traveled by tram (apparently the longest mountain tram in the world). We were thousands of feet up and the tram was constantly swaying back and forth. I gripped the rail and tried not to imagine a potential plummet every time the wires creaked. As we ascended my ears began to pop and I felt dizzy.

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The trip was worth it. The view was breathtaking. I had never seen anything like it before in my life. Sure, I've seen postcards and heard stories...

It's different when you are there in person and standing on the edge of a mountain. You look down at the view and it's simply awe-inspiring. Here are some pictures

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The sun was setting when we descended on the tram.

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All and all it was a great trip. I could imagine some day living in New Mexico or Arizona.

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After a bumpy plane ride... I arrived home to New York.

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So...that's where I've been lately. I didn't just drop off the face of the earth. I'm back.

For Eric - I hope you like the pictures. We have to go visit them again together, My grandparents are dying to meet you

You'll be here in less than 24 hours!! I can't wait to see you again. I love you, I miss you so much....
posted by Clarity25 at 4:50 PM |


At June 06, 2006, Blogger The Queen 

Wow, great pictures, Clarity. The only time I have been to New Mexico was on a train en route to Chicago when I was a child. I remember getting off the train and buying handmade dolls from Natives. I would love to go back, especially after seeing those pictures. xoxo - me

At June 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous 

Those mountains are amazing! Great pictures! I'm happy to hear that you and Eric will be together again soon:)

At June 06, 2006, Anonymous taneruk 

I love visiting my relatives in Las Vegas, Nevada, but I don't think I could ever live there, just because of the scorpions and brown recluses. I couldn't imagine always having to check my bedsheets and shoes before I got into them... brrr!

At June 06, 2006, Anonymous all-on-paper 

Those pictures are really beautiful. You're quite the jetsetter lately. Germany one week, New York the next, and now New Mexico. I'm all jealous. :)

At June 06, 2006, Blogger Holden 

it's a beautiful place.

now i know why georgia o'keeffe lived there for the rest of her remaining years.

At June 06, 2006, Anonymous Ricky 

I can't tell you how surreal it is to see the place I live, the place I wake up in every morning, through the eyes of Clarity. Recently of Germany. :-) To see the mountains I hike in every weekend and the Tram I ride up so I can hike down the mountain. I think I have some almost identical pictures....only less good... very weird. I guess you get used to living in a place and forget how beautiful it is. Thanks Clarity for reminding me. And I'm happy for your upcoming reunion.

At June 06, 2006, Anonymous Ricky 

Oh, and I think you meant the Sandia Mountains. (Which means Watermelon because of the way they look at sunset...) :-) Although, San Andea's is nice too. :P


At June 06, 2006, Blogger Clarity25 

Ricky, Thanks for the heads up. I couldn't remember the name right!

You're so lucky to be living in such a beautiful place. You get to see that every day! What a dream!

At June 07, 2006, Blogger khya 

Oh wow, great pictures, thanks for sharing! It really makes me want to go and see for myself. Yeah, one day maybe!
Happy you and Eric will soon be together again :-)

At June 07, 2006, Anonymous Amy 

What gorgeous pictures. Avocado went to New Mexico once and he said it was really pretty. I've only seen it from up in an airplane, going to CA. Those mountains are awesome. Sandia...that means watermelon in Spanish. I'm so glad that Eric is coming home soon!

At June 07, 2006, Blogger Kathleen 

I spent the weekend with my from ABQ, New Mexico in Milwaukee. I just think it's one of life's coincidences that you were there while she was with me. It probably happens all the time, but it just struck me.

Your pics are absolutely beautiful. I've been considering a move to AZ, just to get away from winter.

At June 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous 

My husband and I moved to Arizona 6 years ago and have fallen in love with the southwest. We're from the midwest and don't miss it at all.

At June 13, 2006, Anonymous poopiebitch 

Cars was actually better than I had expected! It definitely had it's cute/funny/touching moments, although it was a little predictable. What can you expect though, when it's geared toward kids! You should take Amber to see it, I'm sure she'd love it. My sister took my two nephews (they're three) and they sat through the whole thing, eyes glued to the screen (that's the first time they've sat through a whole movie!)

At June 14, 2006, Blogger Sarcomical 

i'm completely impressed with how pretty it looks! wow, i need a vacation somewhere like that RIGHT NOW. ;)

p.s. hope your grandma's okay...

At June 16, 2006, Anonymous Kathy 

I hope your gran feels better. Those pictures are simply stunning. x

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