Thursday, December 15, 2011

Chimayo Weekend

This weekend Chris and I had the opportunity to take a get-away as a couple.  It was long overdue, but so worth it!  This is a little shout out to my husband - I'm so blessed to be married to Chris.  He is such an encouragement to me, he makes me laugh, and works so hard for our family.  It was wonderful to spend a weekend reconnecting and relaxing together!  A special thanks to Linda, Shari, and Andrea for taking care of the kids!  Sounds like they had fun too!

So, we went to a bed and breakfast in a little town in northern NM, Chimayo.  There aren't any pictures of Ojo Caliente, the hot springs we spent most of Saturday soaking up, but it was quite the experience!  A parent at Chris' school had recommended a "clothing optional" spa to us, but we decided that wasn't really our style, and went to Ojo...However, when we got to Ojo, we realized we hadn't brought our swim suits!  We are now the proud owners of very luxurious suits sold to us at an exorbitant rate by the gift shop.  Sorry, Babe!  We also visited a church, El Santuario de Chimayo, which people make pilgrimages to every spring asking for healing.  It was beautiful!

 Below is the view from our balcony.  It was too cold to really enjoy it, but the view was spectacular!

 I love seeing the desert blanketed in snow!