Stuff in bullet form.

We are in Zuni, New Mexico, to visit Elder Son and family. If you follow me on Instagram you have seen the photos from the 3-1/2 day drive to get here. A few highlights of my recent life:

  • My car is very comfortable for a long trip. Maybe not as comfy as the mini-mini-motorhome, but still pleasant.
  • Smokey inhaled something he was allergic to when we left our motel in Pueblo, CO. He sneezed all the way to Zuni, sometimes 10 or 12 times in a row. He went through three pocket-sized packets of tissues, poor baby. It got better once we got here.
  • New Mexico is warm (=hot), sunny, and windy. When I was looking at some IG posts yesterday by someone back home, the sight of water! and green trees! was like a balm.
  • New Mexico is also beautiful in its own way. Yesterday we toured the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest (actually, those are in Arizona). Gorgeous — what majestic scenery!
  • After the sightseeing we ended up in Winslow at the Turquoise Room at La Posada Inn, where I had the Wild-Wild Platter, accompanied by a Kilt Lifter ale. The hotel was built in the 1920s by Fred Harvey. Check out the history and photos at the link above. It is a magnificent place.
  • I have turned my hair slightly blue with this shampoo. I have used it the last two times I washed my hair; the first time I only applied it to the long lightish (not gray, no NOT gray) tress at the left side of my head, and it got very subtly blue. The second time I used the shampoo on all my hair — the effect is so subtle, so why not? Stay tuned — I might post a photo someday.
  • I attended the state Dems convention the weekend before we left. Pulled a 5’x9′ trailer 300 miles across the state and back to acquire some BIG Tammy Baldwin signs for our county and the county north of us. There was a fair amount of knitting time at the convention during the speeches and a training session. Stay tuned — someday I will show you a photo of the Russell Street shawl I am knitting. It will be awhile
  • Being co-chair of the county Dems is a job that can expand to fill the time available. While on this trip I have neglected our website, but participated in two conference calls in the car on the road, scheduled people to walk in parades, and did a test Skype call in preparation for a gubernatorial candidate who will Skype into our June meeting. It’s fun! (she told herself)
  • Keep checking back here — I will post again…someday.

 

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8 Responses to Stuff in bullet form.

  1. Kat says:

    I think the blue of your hair (and I hope we see a picture soon!) is entirely appropriate! May the blue color cover this nation as well! Have fun!

  2. Kym says:

    Blue hair sounds kind of awesome! 🙂 Enjoy your time in NM. I loved following along on the Instagrams.

  3. New Mexico is on my list! sounds wonderful> I WANT YOUR BLUE HAIR

  4. gayle says:

    The blue hair is sooo tempting! (my youngest had blue hair for a long time – amazingly, she could make it look like a natural hair color!)
    Definitely need a picture!!

  5. Loreen says:

    Did you get recipes from the restaurant? Blue is a stylish color!

  6. k says:

    Is it permanent?
    drumpf will be in Duluth next wednesday, I think. Will you be back?

  7. Nicole says:

    Um. You turned your hair blue with shampoo on purpose, right? Because that seems like something I would do accidentally.

    Enjoy New Mexico! It’s beautiful, but I wouldn’t want to live there. (I agree with your comments about pictures from home: there’s not enough green or water for me in New Mexico. Neat place to visit, though.)

  8. Waynesburg becky says:

    I have never put any color in my hair in my entire life. But you’ve made it sound very interesting. And yet when I imagined doing it I totally forgot I now have short hair!

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