Saturday, April 7, 2012

New Mexico to Arizona via Salt River Canyon

 We took highway 60 to Canyon Lake Campgrounds in Arizona. We had a blast at the campground with the Watkins on the first day and the next day we went to a park day in Mesa with the Watkins clan. Kids loved it! I loved it!! It was nice to be around other kids again. Then we headed to Guru Mike's in Sedona and hit Montezuma's Castle on the way. We went to Red Rock Crossing and then Slide Rock State Park before we proceed to the Grand Canyon on Easter Sunday! What a whirlwind week it has been getting back into civilization! We were in Pie Town for 10 weeks with lots of side trips. Cliff took the kids to Boulder to ski and to hang with friends. I picked my brother up in Phoenix and repaired a tire. Lots of grumpy moments have transpired, but overall it has been a good experience. We are meeting lots of really interesting people and seeing some awesome places we will never forget.

We are slowly making our way west and if we can we will work/volunteer/live on some organic farms in California and possibly in Hawaii. We have don't always have a lot of access to high speed internet, so I am squeezing in this time at guru Mike's before we leave in the morning.

Much peace and love to all!
Heather









Hiking in western NM and playground by Dodd's





New Mexico days of 2012

Housesitting in Pie Town entailed a lot of bonfires, movies, road trips, seeing the Dodd's, hitting explora, Camden playing Plant's vs Zombies with Sandra for hours was a joy to see! It was a lot of hunkering down and just being this winter! It is over now and we a foot loose and fancy free for a bit.



Friday, February 3, 2012

Pie Town, New Mexico

Cute kitties we are house sitting. The fourth cat is off playing...she is a young one!
This is one of many cool wood carving we have seen in Pie Town. There is a huge big foot he is facing. ;-)
 We are house sitting in Pie Town, New Mexico for a few months in a cozy little house on over 150 acres. We are in a very remote area and it is very peaceful here. Shadow is loving the homeowner's dog as well. I will add more blog posts as I get the chance. It ties up the phone line to use the dial up internet. And as it is we are expecting a few phone calls. So I am going to end this here for now!

No, we don't know where we are going next and no we are not worried.

Much love and peace to all!
~Heather

P.S. Kids and Cliff are well, but wish we had more friends or family out here. 

Galisteo, New Mexico

 After Sandra's symposium we went to house sit in Galisteo, NM (25 minutes south of Santa Fe). We house sat a lovely cat named, Kitty and an old golden named, Peanut. We were there three weeks in a lovely passive solar house. I don't have good access to all my photos at the moment, but these are a few.

James, Adam and Julie Daniels from England were still in town and came over for lunch and we had a really nice visit with them.

My brother, Kris also came to New Mexico to look for work and visited with us for a bit. We went on some awesome hikes and had a very nice visit with him for about a week.

The homeowners were very awesome and we loved the pets a lot!!! Camden cried when we had to say goodbye to Kitty. She was a wonderful and friendly cat.


Adam and Holden

Galisteo mountains

Monday, January 2, 2012

Sandra Dodd's Always Learning LIVE! 2011- III

Holden and Adam quietly playing hide and seek during one of the talks


One of the last nights just hanging out with their new buds.

Sandra Dodd's Always Learning LIVE! 2011- II

Daniels from England and Sandra Dodd on the right

Melissa from Wisconsin and one of her beautiful babies

Half of the music circle. It was a great time!

The people in the music circle changed every 30 minutes or so. We took turns picking songs to sing and Sandra played the guitar and Milo and a dad from Mississippi took turns playing.

Renee from Oregon and one of her twins. ;-)

Adorable girl dancing to our singing.

Young adult teen panel on Friday afternoon. That was one of my favorite parts! I loved the young adults and teens!!!

Sandra Dodd's Always Learning LIVE! 2011

Adam D, Holden, and Xander C.

The second day and all the kids were very interested in playing Minecraft together.

Zoe S, Meg P, and Luke D (Luke made these cool hats)

Cam and Adam D from England

Pam S and Rose S (mother and grown daughter) on the right

Jill P--her first time speaking and she was awesome!!!

Carlsbad Caverns Photos

Yes, we went and YES, we LOVED it!!! We went on December 28 on our way to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Thank you for all the input about our pending trip! It was very cool there and very simple to get around since we opted to ride the elevator down to the caverns and the walkway is very simple and safe. The kids loved it just as much and will never forget it. ;-)

~Heather



Christmas of the Sock Monkey

Christmas of 2011 will always be the Christmas I will remember as the time all Camden asked for was a sock monkey. And that was practically all he got since part of our family Christmas was going to Sandra Dodd's conference from Dec. 27-31st and paying for the 5 nights in a hotel (one of the nights was a stop at Ft. Stockton, TX to get to ABQ, NM). It was still a really good Christmas since we were with family. ;-)