Muffy's Blog

Dye-ing to Get Started on a New Painting!

Now that I am back in the saddle after being on the road in “The Roge Mahal ” for the past 3 1/2 months it is time to get to work! Of course I will continue sharing snippets from various stops on our trip in the near future. Sadly I returned to a yard full of weeds that needed pulling, a septic system that needed to be replaced for the studio, and a minor flood in the studio from a small roof leak after I got home.

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Enjoying The Fruits Of Their Labors

One of the joys of traveling in our RV has been the chance to enjoy local fresh fruits and vegetables. With Summer in full swing we have been able to sample nature’s bounty. Staring with the small ripe apricots that were growing wild by the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad tracks at our Durango,Colorado campground we scooped up the sweet tastes that come with fresh ripe fruit.

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A Monumental Valley

We had left the Durango, Colorado area after a week of camping in one of our favorite western towns and we drove southwest for several hours with a lunch stop in Cortez, CO within view of Mesa Verde National Park and the Sleeping Ute Mountain. As we headed south the landscape dramatically changed, with the mountains being replaced by long flat vistas of buttes and mesas peppering a treeless dry dessert.

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Taking the High Road From Taos

Leaving Santa Fe we drove through Española up New Mexico 68, stopping in the little town of Dixon along the way for a cup of coffee. We found one at the grocery/ deli/ town gathering place—you couldn’t miss it for the front end of an old car emerging from the wall of the building OVER the entrance.

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Making a Difference in The City Different

We love the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Most people think of it as an arty town, but there are so many activities going on during the Summer. The Santa Fe Opera has returned, people are going to the farmers market at the Railyard (which we adore)

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