(El Paso, TX)
And to all my friends in Albuquerque -- I miss them already! I really enjoyed visiting with
all my friends and catching up on what they have been doing for the past
year. Thank you for the encouraging
words to keep on selling my quilts and posting my adventures.
Madrid was the location for Maggie’s Diner in the movie “Wild
Hogs” being filmed there. Funny, that
was not there before the movie. Hmm,
anyway, I have heard Madrid has an excellent Bluegrass Festival during the
Funny movie, but I don't think it caught the wonderful essence of Madrid.
We said Good-bye to our son, Shaun. We had a wonderful visit with him. It was so good to hear how he was doing - which is great and he looks great.
|Dan & Shaun|
We managed between visits, and errand running to take a scenic drive on Turquoise Trail to Santa Fe. This is a road we often took on our motorcycle trips. An excellent trip if you like taking rides on back country roads.
We did our traditional lunch stop at the Mine Shaft Tavern for lunch in Madrid – pronounced Mad Rid. We stopped there for the atmosphere as well as for the food. In the past, we were able to catch to the live entertainment. We were never disappointed.
|Beautiful Bells on display|
The town was once a coal mining ghost town turned into a very colorful and lively artistic place to visit with galleries and shops. I have always enjoyed walking down the main street after lunch. There is always a lot of artwork - very enticing artwork - sitting in the front yards. I try to do more window shopping, but I end up stopping to see what the shops and galleries have to offer along the way. Don't these places look inviting?
|Excellent! Double doors with screens and red!|