We met up with friends Gene and Brenda from the sailboat Queen Mary in Utah. They were on their way from Alberta, Canada, to Florida. We traveled together and picked up Anastasie beans in Dove Creek, Colorado. These are ancient beans they found around the cliff dwellings and are very nutritious and delicious. Then on to the Arches National Park.
Our goal was the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque. It was stunning.
My favorite balloon was the Darth Vader. It was huge!!!
Then we spent time driving to the highest point in Albuquerque where there were spectacular views.
We also explored the beautiful Sante Fee area. It was so nice to spend this time with Gene and Brenda and it was very hard to hug and say goodbye.