On Friday afternoon, after giving an exam to my Linear Regression class from 1:30-2:20pm, my Spring Break began. Erin and I planned on traveling to Taos, New Mexico to vacation for a week in her parents’ new house at which they will spend their retirement. We packed the car and drove to Lawrence, KS (where her parents are currently living) to pick up instructions and the key.
|Just outside Dragonfly Cafe|
While doing a little leisure reading and looking up a few things on the internet, I heard a stream of water hit the ground very close to where I was sitting at the dining room table. That was when I looked up to notice a leak in the roof. I hurriedly put a trash can under the stream and had Erin call her folks. I found a ladder and a snow shovel, so I got up on the roof and shoveled off the snow. Using Erin’s IPad, I took pictures of the place on the roof at which I felt was the source of the leak. Erin’s folks were thankful enough for our service they said to open another bottle of their wine on them. I was just glad we were here!
Down from the roof, Erin was hungry for a snack. We went to Eske’s Brew Pub for a Green Chili Beer and some chips, salsa, and guacamole. There may have also been a small tasting of their Millennium IPA. While still at Eske’s, I made a phone call to the Video Casa to see if they had the first disk to season 1 of Homeland. They did, so we went to rent it. (The disk we got from Netflix was faulty).
Down the street from the house was Albertson’s where we picked up some groceries for the week. I found a few extras to add to the cart, one of which was a 6-pack of New Mexico Brewing Company’s Black IPA.
We dropped off the groceries off at the house and then went to the Taos Ale House. Erin ordered a S.W. Pale Ale and I had a Porter. We found a cribbage board and a deck of cards so we played a few rounds of cribbage while we enjoyed our beverages. We had to get some Happy Camper IPA for the second game.
It began to get dark and close to dinner time, so we closed our tab and headed to Taos Pizza Out Back. It was a long wait, but it was worth it. The pizza was very good. I ordered a slice of the Southwest and Erin ordered a slice of The Taos. And yes, one slice was enough of a meal. Of course, we couldn’t have that slice of pizza without having a pint of Monks’ Ale and Torpedo!
Back at the house, we enjoyed a nice relaxing evening watching the first couple episodes of Homeland. We can’t wait to see what the rest of the week has to offer.