Thursday, January 8, 2009
The Journey Begins
Finally, after months of anticipation we have finally left frigid, snowy Michigan and have arrived safely in the heart of the American Southwest- Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The first notable accomplishment that I simply have to give our group credit for is that we all packed only carry on-luggage. Thats three weeks worth of clothes, shoes, books, socks and what ever else. And we’re girls. So maybe we aren’t Paris Hilton, but I think this is still a major accomplishment.
After a quick stop in St. Paul, we landed in Albuquerque and met Scott, Professor Naranjo-Huebl’s wonderfully down-to-earth and amiable husband. We made a quick stop at the hotel and then it was on to San Felipe de Neri in the old section of town.
We checked out the local fare at a little restaurant made in an authentic adobe house. Some of us stuck to the tried and true classics like tacos and an enchilada and others went on a more adventurous route of Chile Verdano and other local specialities.
Tiered and satiated we returned to our hotel for a quick debriefing and then off to the land of winkem blinklem and nodd.... one of the most needed destinations of the whole day.