So this space is new, did you notice? I've been working with an awesome team to get my work to look it's best. I think it worked. For this first post in the new home I wanted to share some of my favorite shots I've ever taken from my recent trip to Ojo Caliente, NM.
It started with some Albuquerque wanderin' with my gramma and aunt. I had never really gotten to explore that city, although I've passed through many a time. It was awesome! Some really cool stuff next to the college and to be honest, I can't remember any of the street names or shops (heh) just that it was beautiful and covered in desert flowers.
We hopped in my gramma's lincoln town car and started the trek to Santa Fe, one of the best cities to explore. We only stayed one night but ate some crazy good mexican food and drove through the little downtown streets. We started up the mountain to Ojo Caliente early the next morning. We stopped the car when we saw the mountains peeking out of the fog (!).
The rooms we stayed in were amaaazing, we opted up this time. There was a keva fireplace and beautiful weavings and rugs scattered all over. New Mexico had gotten a lot of rain and I had never seen so much greenery and florals. It was crazy!
The next morning we hiked up to see the sunrise and walked around the ruins (or markings in the ground of where people once lived, not so much ruins). The air was crisp and dry and I couldn't get enough of it.
All around us were piles of rocks that people meditatively stacked and it was so refreshing to breath in and out and feel like I was a part of something way bigger. People also gathered pieces of pottery that they found and placed them on rocks for people (like me) to wonder over.
We spent most of our days that weekend soaking in the mineral waters, eating lots of dark chocolate, drinking lots of wine, doing yoga in a yurt (!!), and looking out at the desert mountains. I love that place. Until next year.
So I thought it might be fun to giveaway a print of one of these photos from my trip, printed through the best, Artifact Uprising. It'll be one 5x7, ultra-thick textured print, of any of the above photos. All I ask is that you follow me on instagram (if you have one) + leave a comment below telling me your favorite weekend trip you've EVER taken. Even if you were 3. I wanna hear it. In a week from today (so Wednesday August 12th) I'll announce the winner!
- leave a comment with a little story about your fav trip (or if you're shy just say hey)
- include your email so I can find you!
Once I've chosen a winner I'd say give me about a week (shooting for less!) to get it processed, packaged, and sent to your door. Good luck, friends (and mom ;)
Oh, and while you're here, take a look around the new site.
*UPDATE* Jaci won! Thanks so much for sharing your stories, I've loved reading them. I may just have to do this again :)