Monday, September 27, 2010

Joe and Sherri headed home

We all got up early this morning to see Joe and Sherri off. It was a sad affair complete with tearful goodbyes. We will miss them terribly. Great friends, good food, lots of laughter and fun adventures….it just doesn’t get any better than this.



Sherri waving goodbye to us.


There they go.



So sad…..this was their site.

After Joe and Sherri left Mike, Leslie, John and I started making plans for the day. We decided to venture out to the Farmington, New Mexico area again. Our first stop was Sutherland Farms in Aztec; a fresh produce market and farm. Mike and Leslie used to come here a lot when they lived in Farmington. We are so glad they took us here. After purchasing some squash, fresh corn and other items we walked over to the outdoor restaurant located on Sutherland Farms. We all ordered the green chile cheese burgers. John and I have never eaten them before and were pleasantly surprised. They were very tasty. The cook even roasted some of the fresh corn Leslie had purchased so we could eat it with our burgers.



This is the outdoor restaurant at Sutherland Farms.


John and Mike sitting in the swing at Sutherland Farms after lunch. John liked the green chiles so much he bought a bunch and they roasted them while he waited.

There were a few animals at Sutherland Farms.



Our next stop was the Aztec Ruins. From the late 1000s to 1200s ancestral Pueblo people at Aztec planned and built a settlement that included large public buildings, small structures, earthworks, and ceremonial buildings. What is left now are the ruins. This was a very interesting tour. We were able to walk through some of the structures.


John and Flat Clayton at the Aztec Ruins entrance.

Here are a few pictures from our tour.




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Notice how much taller John is than the doorway. These people must have been short or walked hunched over.


I think this place was built for very short people. Look, I fit inside the doorway. LOL



Our next stop was the Veteran’s War Memorial. The memorial is situated along a scenic river walk in Farmington, New Mexico. It is a fine tribute to all our veterans who fought for our country.

Each branch of the military is represented with a statue. We placed Flat Clayton on the Army statue. Clayton’s grandfather served in the Army and we felt he would like a picture of this for his project.


The next pictures are of the monuments that represent past wars.








This is a globe that sits in the center of the memorial. On this globe there are stars marking the spots where wars have been fought.

Our last tour stop was the Farmington Library. Their library is state of the art with everything you could possibly imagine in it. It has lots of programs for kids, large computer rooms, study areas and so much more. It is something to see.

When we made it back to the campground it was dinner time so we put together a quick meal. John grilled steaks, Leslie cooked some fresh squash and Mike roasted some of the fresh corn. It was delicious.

We miss Joe and Sherri already. We will have to plan another adventure with them.

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, time flew. It seems like only yesterday Joe and Sherri were headed your way.

    "Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes." ~Henry David Thoreau