This weekend, while we take pause to remember those who have lost their lives in service to our country (whether we agreed with the mission or not), we also take what we consider a well-deserved break from work--corporate work, farm work, and round-the-house work. We've been pretty busy around the house and farm these days; it's nice to see things shaping up.
We enjoyed a lovely, albeit brief, visit from our friends Jennifer, Jonathan, and their 18-month-old son, Christian, earlier this week, which got us off to a happy start for this long weekend. Jennifer and I met the first day of first grade and have been very close friends ever since. It's magical to have a friend that's known you that long, and it was magical having them over, if even for a couple of days before they headed off to help with wedding preparations for their friends.
So, what does a 30/40-something married couple/no children who live on a 2-acre farm in Central New Mexico do for Memorial Day weekend? While it's no San Francisco, it turns out the choices are aplenty:
Albuquerque Wine Festival at the International Balloon Fiesta Park
Isotopes home games Sunday and Monday - Albuquerque's minor league baseball team (Triple-A partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers)
There are also various parades, fireworks shows, BBQs, fairs, concerts, and, of course, there's always the movies. We love the occasional theater visit and still haven't seen latest Star Trek or Terminator flicks. With the weather being unseasonably rainy all weekend (Vacation Val: Rain, Rain, Go Away! Farmer Val: Bring it on!!), what better time to check into a dark theater and watch some great action movies?
Enjoy the long weekend, everyone!
Fugs and Pieces, May 24, 2013
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