Archive for June, 2016


A few weeks ago we took our first long vacation together in celebration of our 20th anniversary, later this year. We decided on a road trip, covering 13 western states, around 3900 miles, 9 days. It was an amazing whirlwind trip. Eric drove most of the time, which allowed me to take near 2000 photos!


State 1 – Texas

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We started out in Austin and headed west. There isn’t much to see in West Texas. The highlights being ¬†wind farms, vanilla wafers from Slaton Bakery, and some tasty burgers from Blue Sky in Lubbock.


State 2 – New Mexico


New Mexico is all about the rock formations. My favorite being Chimney Rock, which you pass outside Farmington on the way to Four Corners.

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I took most pictures while driving, but sometimes the view was just too amazing and we pulled over for stationary shots.


We got our first views of snow, which would not be the last.

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Billy the Kid Museum exceeded our expectations. Not only did we learn the history and see Billy the Kid’s rifle, but there was an extensive museum of artifacts and classic cars.


You can’t beat the Mexican food in New Mexico, yum! I dream about this stuff.

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I do my best to rotate crops and always assume I will remember from one year to the next. I do a pretty good job, but I don’t think I’m completely accurate. I figured it was better to actually store this someplace. Usually I do snap peas and pole beans along the long skinny bed in the front, but I figured why not rotate this year to share that wonderful nitrogen.

We have had a very rainy spring, so the plants are suffering from fungus. I am getting a ton of tomatoes and green beans. The peppers look pretty good, especially the jalapenos. I’ve lost most of the squash. I made the mistake of putting the butternut squash in the same bed as the zucchini, never again! Eating tons of tasty potatoes, but very few onions.

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