Our casita in Taos can only accommodate 2 people, no exceptions. And since we’ve decided to take our 8 year old granddaughter on this trip with us, we had to scramble to make new plans. After a long night of checking out AirBnB, HomeAway, etc. we finally found the PERFECT little casita in Abiquiu with the most mind-boggling 360 degree view imaginable!
Yes, it costs more but this location,the views, the HOT TUB, the horses, llamas, alpacas, donkeys and dogs on the property, the closer proximity to all the ancient ruins and places we want to take our granddaughter…plus the fact that the owner of the casita is vegan and is going to stock vegan food items for us…this has turned out to be a real boon.
Things happen for a reason, weirdos.
That’s something that has taken me 50 long years to accept. Challenges, obstacles, even downright life-destroying events…there is something different, something valuable down the new path that you’re, sometimes violently, forced to take.
With our own family tragedy, it’s still hard for me to accept this and I don’t think about it that way. I don’t like contemplating the idea that this terrible event caused me to be a better person.
But the fact is, it did.
The unfortunate truth is that sometimes, life exacts horrendous sufferings upon us and these sufferings have the power, unequaled by any other, happier circumstance, to transform us for the better. It sucks. But it’s true.
Anyway, we’re counting the seconds until go time. We haven’t had a getaway in quite a while and just so you know, I’m keeping my eye out for the Hairy Man in New Mexico. I have no clue if he’s real. But if he is, I definitely want to know. If you’re judging me right now, you should stop because you’re watching too much tv and letting other people do your thinking. Just knock it off and let your mind be open. Because once you latch yourself onto a belief of ANY kind, the information flow stops. Your brain shuts out anything, no matter how concrete and evidentiary it may be, that conflicts with what you think you know. And frankly, none of us know very much.
Have a great Super Bowl day, weirdos!