Alright, so Labor Day is officially behind us, in fact it’s two weeks behind us at this point. But I never got to share what we did on Labor Day, which apparently after looking at the photos really wasn’t that much aside from eating and riding in a car. Speaking of riding in a car, my Bubba and I decided to take a teeny tine little non-overnight road trip to Madrid NM. And it’s not pronounced MUH-drid it is clearly MAD-rid, ask any of the locals they would be happy to clarify that for you.
Most of the trip looked a little like this, especially once we got to Madrid. Note to anyone who is thinking of visiting this quaint little town over a long weekend, it’s gonna be crowded and parking will be at a premium. Which is why we didn’t stop, we drove through it and made a vow to return when things weren’t quite as busy.
But all was not lost, I did get a glimpse of the diner that was featured in the movie Wild Hogs.
Along the way we did see some pretty New Mexican scenery.
Then we tried our hand at homemade chili rellenos (ray-en-oh). If you are unfamiliar with this spicy delicacy, it is a green chili stuffed with monterrey jack cheese battered and deep fried. Delicious, and oh so fattening, but come on, it’s stuffed with cheese breaded and deep fried, how can a girl pass that up?
Tuseday brought with it the return to work, but also a little surprise:
My very own Swingline stapler thanks to our sweet office manager. Let’s hope they don’t move me down to the basement stop giving me a pay check and ask me to kill roaches, a la Office Space.
How was your weekend? Deep fry anything interesting?
Each May, I take students on a field trip to Santa Fe, and Madrid is one of our stops. It’s always a favorite of the students. Thanks for the post.
Wow, that sounds like a fun field trip! When I was in school we never went anywhere really cool. You must be an awesome teacher! Thanks for enjoying my post 🙂