Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Wild Ride To The Land of Enchantment

The Ceiling of La Posta Restaurant in Old Mesilla, New Mexico. Magical.

Tuesday my daughter and I flew into El Paso, Texas in the middle of a sandstorm driven by 50-60- mile winds. At least they were tail winds but the flight from Phoenix to El Paso was a totally white knuckle, teeth clenching, stomach churning, beverage free experience. The captive audience of the full-to-capacity flight broke into spontaneous appluase as the wheels touched down and the wings finally stabilized.

The drive from El Paso to Las Cruces, New Mexico was equally thrilling. The 50 mile per hour winds caused pieces of rooftop ventilation covers and highway traffic signs to levitate and cross the freeway in front of us.

Since we have been well spoiled by California weather, this inconvenient truth was foreign to us and a little unnerving. We headed for our favorite Mexican restuarant--La Posta in Old Mesilla, New Mexico. By then, the wind was blowing the New Mexico real estate horizontally into our eyes, mouth and lungs as we walked from the car to La Posta but the vision of enchiladas and margaritas lured us on.

A Fountain Framed by a Ristra of Red Chiles in the Entry of La Posta.

Yes, besides eating I did find some stones to purchase on this trip and you can see those in an upcoming post.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid?

Buzz Aldrin on the Moon
Buzz Aldrin on the Moon by NASA via Flickr

This vintage photo is a perfect example of "feel the fear and do it anyway" although
I think those of us who watched on earth were more fearful than Buzz Aldrin.
To quote one of the last lines from the book, "Who Moved My Cheese?". . . "What would you do if you weren't afraid?" That question goes through my mind often. I use it to move forward when I'm stuck. So my question to you is,

"What would you do if you weren't afraid?" I would love to know but most of all, I hope you answer it for yourself. And someday, when I know you better, I'll tell you what I would do. I hope I've done it by then.