Adventures of the Lame in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas is world famous for its vibrant live music scene, and has a well-deserved reputation for culinary innovation. There is live music performed every day of the week at venues ranging from formal performance spaces to breweries to parking lots. There are scores of highly lauded restaurants offering cuisines from around the world. What … Read more Adventures of the Lame in Austin, Texas

So Many Stars at Davis Mountains State Park

My ill-fated trip to the East coast last week affected our planning for the fall, since after leaving El Paso we needed to traverse many miles of West Texas and fit in several planned visits before getting ourselves to Austin in time for Thanksgiving. Our hop-scotching across the state started with a drive to Davis … Read more So Many Stars at Davis Mountains State Park

Atomic City Explorations

As certified science geeks, we could not visit northern New Mexico without making a stop at Los Alamos, home of the scientific laboratory component of the Manhattan Project which created the world’s first nuclear weapons. The extreme secrecy of the project’s purpose and location – personnel, supplies, and mail all arrived in Santa Fe – … Read more Atomic City Explorations

Art, Architecture, Art, History, and More Art in Santa Fe

We knew Santa Fe would be a busy urban destination for us, filled with museums, historic buildings, and lots of different art offerings. But before arriving I don’t think we really appreciated just how much there is to see and do in this vibrant destination. In a busy 9-day stay we barely scratched the surface … Read more Art, Architecture, Art, History, and More Art in Santa Fe

Strong Southwest Vibes in Taos

On our first day visiting Taos, as our very first activity, we visited the San Francisco de Asis Mission Church (pictured above) in the small suburb of Ranchos de Taos. We reached the 18th century church via a maze of narrow, unpaved, muddy roads with Spanish names. The plaza of the church is ringed by … Read more Strong Southwest Vibes in Taos