The Ins and Outs of an Ordinary Life

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Change of Venue

Change is good, especially when change involves traveling to incredibly beautiful places where you spend time exploring, and challenging yourself in new ways DH and I are in New Mexico. Yesterday we spent time at Bandelier National Monument, experiencing the culture of Native Americans who lived in and around these striking volcanic cliffs and canyons. Our hike took us to a cave dwelling 140 feet above the floor of the canyon. We had to climb a series of ladders, which wasn't easy at any elevation, but especially at 6000+ feet. DH and I were both huffing and puffing going up those ladders. I am glad that I was up to the challenge. It never occurred to me that I couldn't do it. It was a wonderful experience, to be up there looking down the canyon, and thinking about the people who made their home in those caves.

Today's adventure had us exploring Santa Fe on foot. We walked.... and walked.... and walked. We saw some incredible art and learned about the history of New Mexico. Both of us are now sitting around with our feet up! This was much harder on our feet than going out for a run. We're loving being out here.

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