Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I still get excited when it snows in Southern New Mexico, I like to sit in my nice warm house & watch the snow fall. So I was dismayed when it began to snow just as I was getting in the car to take a road trip to Southern California to spend Christmas with my family! As you can see, it came down pretty heavy between Deming & Lordsburg, right at the Continental Divide.

In a few days I will journey to Pasadena where I will be helping the New Mexico Tourism Department decorate our entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade. This year our float will feature Pepe Le Pew & his girlfriend Penelope Pussycat in hot air balloons. Sounds like another winner!

Here's wishing everyone a safe & happy holiday season!!!

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas from Sierra County

I've become so used to winter in southern New Mexico that I find that I now dread leaving my cozy little home in Truth or Consequences to head off to Southern California for the Holidays. Granted, the nights are cold...but the daytime temps are in the mid to high 50's, the sky is blue and cloudless.

Things have slowed down a bit, giving me time to reflect on how lucky I am to be in a small town with good friends, working for great people. Sometimes it's a challenge - my friend Jen with the Tourism Department always says "the smaller the town, the bigger the drama" - but hey! Never a dull moment!

I'm getting ready to drive off to Oceanside, CA to spend Christmas with my family, then up to Pasadena to work on the New Mexico float in the Tournament of Roses Parade. Viva Pepe le Pew! Merry Christmas everyone, and I'll see you in the New Year!
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