April 2019; Monthly Report

Monthly Report; April 2019


April focused on establishing a home base on property outside of Albuquerque, east of the Sandia Mountains where we plan to build a modest home in the pinyon/juniper forests on the slopes of the mountain. We finalized our plans with a designer/builder that shares our vision (seems like most people want to build expensive, gigantic palaces nowadays and not many interested in our small house). Now our attention is focusing on moving north for the summer; through the Wallowa Valley of Oregon and into our summer residence along Puget Sound. We’ll build next year, but right now we’re getting itchy feet to be on the move again.


April travel centered on the Rio Grande valley with a side trip to Chihuahua Mexico. We went to the excellent Balloon Museum, I took mountain bike rides into the nearby Cibola National Forest, we visited friends, and took a long day trip to Chaco Canyon, one of the great prehistoric archeological sites of the Pueblo People.


We’ve made a lot of big changes in the past few years; selling off most of our belongs, adjusting to living with each other in a small space, and traveled – a lot.   Sometimes it’s scary, but most of the time it’s exciting and we look forward to doing more.

This month’s travel quote:

“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

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