Last weekend we hosted my mom for about three days. We took her to all the NM sites worth seeing within driving distance of Albuquerque. For any would-be visitors, that exactly filled our three days. Unless you are looking for abject boredom, no visit to Albuquerque should be any longer.
On the first day we went up to Santa Fe for lunch and a tour of Ghost Ranch that reviewed places where Georgia O'Keeffe painted many of her famous New Mexico landscapes.
Lunch was at the Pink Adobe, where about 100 years ago mom ate when she visited as a child.
Afterwards we made the drive out to Ghost Ranch and took the Georgia O'Keeffe bus tour across part of the 20,000 acre property. Here's a guest house she stayed in:
And this is mom and Krystle in front of Georgia's mountain, Cerro Pedernal:
Not all of O'Keeffe's work was abstract:
One of the Juniper trees she often painted:
If you squint, you can see us in the picture by the trees, holding up yet another picture...
After our tour we did some light hiking.
Here's Krystle with a kindred spirit, the Prickly Pear cactus:
"I'm pretty sure we need to go that way."
"On second thought..."
"...it's your fault we're lost!"