However, not all was lost - we met friends Ron and Kathy at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History - where admision is FREE on Sunday's from 9 am 'til 1 pm. The art was great, but the conquistador items were fantastic. I truly don't understand how those men were able to stand up with all that weight on them....and the poor horses - they were in shields from their ears to their tails! There were two wall hangings in the 'gift shop' that I adored...but the price tag of $8,500 was a little too rich for my blood :)
The sculpture garden outside was phenomenal! David forgot the camera, so we made do with my phone camera, so the pics are not the best quality, but I hope you can see them!
After spending several hours wandering around the museum, our tummies were growling, and there was a Little Anita's mexican restaurant a couple blocks away - the 4 of us had a wonderful brunch. When we left there, across the street was a shop called The Candy Lady. Well, you know with a name like that, we couldn't pass it by!!! David got ONE piece of almond toffee, and I got ONE white chocolate peanut butter cup. We'll have it this evening for our 'snack'.
We then went into a silversmith jewelry makers shop, where I fell in love with a pair of earrings - silver with emerald green stones...but alas, I had no money with me - and David had gone out, so those earrings are still there :) Wow, they were beautiful, and I am a sucker for good earrings.
We had put off our goodbyes for as long as we could, but it was time for us to say goodbye to Ron and Kathy. The past 10 days have been wonderful, sharing good times, stories and friendship. We will be leaving tomorrow morning for Elephant Butte, another 3 to 4 hour drive - and we are trying to get further south before yet another storm comes down the pike, giving temps in the 40's here. Hopefully we'll have internet access there!
The oatmeal didn't go to waste...we're having it for dinner!
Ron and Kathy - thanks for the memories!