The main lift goes straight up and over the top to who knows where??
We had some wine and shared a Frito Pie, New Mexico style. That is Fritos with red chile, grated cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and onions on top. They offered Christmas chile which means half red and half green so we tried that.
We had dinner at Orlando's. New Mexico style food. I like that they have posole (dried corn similar to hominy but has been cured with mineral lime) instead of Spanish rice. What does Spanish rice have to do with New Mexico food? Nothing but the restaurants all serve it now for the "gringos". Must have started in Texas or California. Gene had carne adovada which should be pork cooked in red chile. Instead it was pork medalions with red chile on top. Not quite the same. I had tamales which are very good there and come with beans, posole and a tortilla. Orlando's does not have sopapillas, which are served in most New Mexican food restaurants. Gene had flan and I had avacado pie. I had to try that, such a weird thing to put avacado in pie. It was OK, sort of like key lime pie.
We were going to see Susan Gibson at the Taos Inn at 7:30 p.m. so we were just taking our time. When we got to the inn about 6:50 p.m., Susan was singing and had started at 6 or 6:30 p.m. She had a couple of guys, Jim Bradley and Don Richmond from The Rifters, playing with her from the Michael Herne Barn Dance. It was a great show. If you don't know, Susan wrote the song, "Wide Open Spaces", which was a big hit for the Dixie Chicks.
I did get a few sketches done in the last couple of days.
For Scavenger Hunt 510 with the song names....
Number 7, The Joker - a couple from a deck of cards.
For the Southwest forum on wetcanvas, September Challenge from photos.
Zeb's is a regular hangout in Angel Fire. It has been around forever and is interesting as it has lasted and stayed very much the same. We went in for drinks and dinner the other night, just ate in the bar. We had the special: chicken fried steaks with salad bar, vegetables and potatoes and a roll for $6.99. That is cheaper than hamburgers, sandwiches or appetizers in most places. It was very good. They have a standard menu. We also made happy hour on our drinks. Can't beat that!
Tomorrow and Saturday are packing days. We leave on Sunday. Chimayo will be our first stop. Only about an hour and a half away. Hope we are ready.......