Apr 13, 2015

Weekend Adventures - We have a Visitor!

Happy Monday! This weekend was full of fun adventures, as usual, but it was extra special because my mom is currently visiting from California.

She arrived on Thursday night, just in time for us to have dinner. She was also able to meet the doggies and get the grand tour of our house before it was time for us to call it for the night!

Incidentally, Gus finally got his AKC STAR Puppy medal in the mail on Thursday. He passed the test at the end of January, but we had a delay in the paperwork so he just got his medal and certificate. Go, Gus!  

Do I get a treat now?

After work on Friday, my mom and I did something that I never seem to have time to do. Go shopping! Here I am trying on some duds at Marshall's. 

We discovered that poor Carson had a broken toenail on Friday as well, so that threw a wrench in Raisin Bread's schedule because he had to take him to the vet. Carson wound up having to have the nail removed. Poor baby. He looks so sad.

Gus, on the other hand, was very happy because grandma went to the pet store and bought him and Carson tons of treats. Lucky pups. 

How 'bout now? Do I get one now?

My mom has also been cooking up lots of homemade meals while she has been here for us to enjoy. 


The morning started off with a 2 mile run with Gus. Carson wasn't allowed to be outside for a few days after his surgery, so it was just me and the puppy.

We spent our afternoon on the ABQ Trolley. On TripAdvisor, it is one of the top things to do in Albuquerque. 

The 85 minute tour took us to many of the major sights around Albuquerque, including Old Town, Museum Row, Route 66, Nob Hill and the University of New Mexico. 

Storefront in Old Town Albuquerque

Sculptures outside the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

I don't watch Breaking Bad, but apparently, this is Jesse Pinkman's house

Cruising down Historic Route 66

Bart Price's "spaceship" house

If you are visiting Albuquerque, I highly recommend this tour. It is a great way to get an overview of the city and learn a bit about the history of Albuquerque. I even learned some things. For example, Albuquerque was named the fifth quirkiest city in America by Travel + Leisure. That's Albuquerque or should I say Albuquirky? 

Since we were already in Old Town, we made a stop at the Golden Crown for some biscochitos and empanadas. Yum! 

My mom and I had a girls' trip to afternoon tea at St. James Tearoom for her belated birthday, which was at the end of March. For a more detailed post about my first St. James Tearoom experience, visit here

My mom and I both borrowed hats to wear for our tea time. Mine even matched my outfit. We were seated in the Munstead Wood nook, and this month's theme was "Sowing the Seeds of Victory" in honor of the WWII Victory Gardens. 

Tea menu

As always, the service and food were delightful. I love visiting St. James Tearoom. It is such a unique and relaxing experience.

After tea, it was off to run some errands including purchasing some plants for my new planter boxes. I am wanting to start a little edible garden in my backyard. Will update on the progress of the project!

I also totally forgot that I was supposed to run Agent Outerwear's "Be an Optimist Prime" virtual 5K last week, and then the medal came in the mail. I figured I wasn't allowed to open the package until I had run my miles, so I put in my 3.1 miles this evening on the treadmill.

I am a sucker for bling!

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