Mike and I made a LONG road trip to northern New
Mexico for a "family reunion" to see his brother Pat and wife Robin as
well as his sister Deb who came in from Austin. Not only is Pat's place
beautiful, but the weather was fantastic, in the 70's compared to the
searing 100's of Texas. I then made a trip home to Ohio to celebrate my
Dad's 85th birthday. My sisters knew I was coming but mom and dad did not
so we devised a way to surprise them. I came to their door disguised as an
old gypsy beggar woman and COMPLETELY had them fooled. I think they
would have called security if I hadn't ripped the mask off!
Mountain valley in northern New Mexico
Pat and Robin's beautiful home and huge greenhouse.
The "Smith Siblings" Mike, Pat, and Deb.
Samson, the proud pet goose.
Mike at Cumbres Pass, 10,200 ft. near Pat's home.
Another shot of Pat's home. Lots of flowers.