On being Freshly Pressed

Imagine my surprise when I went to log into my little blog, and saw a familiar photo on Freshly Pressed. At first I thought, how cool someone else has been sight seeing around my fair state. Wait, that’s my photo! It took me a few moments to realize that my quickly put together and not researched at all post about my visit to the Abo Ruins had been Freshly Pressed. I quickly logged into my blog to see what sort of action was going on. There were so many sweet comments and likes and even new followers!! I still can’t believe that my little blog was chosen to be Freshly Pressed out of all the other worthy blogs out there. All I can say is thank you WordPress people! Thank you for finding me amongst all the more worthy blogs out there with better pictures, better posts, better words (yeah, I know that’s not grammatically correct, but that’s how I roll!)

Once the shock of being Pressed wore off I started reading through all of the sweet comments left by the good people of blogland. You guys really are the best! I am so humbled that you would take precious time out of your day to read my post, press that like button, leave a comment or even follow me! I really want to give each and everyone of you an awkwardly long bear hug! (Aren’t you glad that isn’t possible?)

Anywho, I’m feeling a little like an actress clutching her brand new shiny award as the music plays to shoo her off the stage. So I’ll end this awkward post with another thank you, thank you times infinity! It is such an honor and so humbling that people other than my mom enjoy reading my ramblings. (Hi Mom!)

Oh, and just because I’m so darn proud (and maybe a little nutty,) I saved a screen shot!

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Abo Ruins

So, it’s been a while. How’ve you been? I’ve missed you, the people of blog land, and Mom, (hi Mom!). Things have been a hoppin’ around these parts, but I don’t feel like talking about it. Nothing bad, all good stuff has been going on, I just need to organize my thoughts and photos. Instead, I’ll just show you some pretty pictures from my birthday weekend trip. Yeah, I know it’s the beginning of June and my birthday was way back in April, but darn it, I took photos and edited them for you so I’m gonna share. Sit tight, relax, and enjoy this virtual sight seeing tour of Nowhere New Mexico.

Actually it wasn’t Nowhere NM, it’s the Abo Ruins just outside of Mountain Air. This was one of the most pleasant stops we hit up on our way down to Las Cruces. The weather was perfect, there weren’t any crowds, and it was free. Now, that’s something I can do an awkward happy dance for!

The ruins consisted of one large building with a few out buildings that were later built by ranchers in the late 1800’s.

I’ll give those little rattlers all the privacy they need, thankyouverymuch.

The main mission consisted of several large rooms, the main structure itself served as the center of the community.

Look at those stones that the structures are made of, can you believe they did all of this by hand? There were no crews of brawny Canadians that came out and made this right (enter Holmes on Homes joke here.)

Although this was a Catholic mission there are still remnants of the Native American culture and religion. Here’s a kiva as evidence.

I had to include this one, see that bottom sign with Caution man walking his dog? His posture reminds of my posture when going on an evening pull walk with Goldie dog.

I hope you enjoyed this little visit to Nowhere NM with me. I don’t know about you, but I  needed a little virtual vacation since there won’t be road trips  this weekend.  Bubba and I  have made plans to start a little remodeling project on the ol’ casa de yellow. We will be ripping out the old carpet in the living room and putting down vinyl plank flooring. Pray for us, hopefully there will be no gnashing of teeth.