|entrance to Old Town from the ABQ Museum side|
It's funny when you meet a group of woman for the first time and you know you fit in right away. That may be really easy for most of you, but for me it is a new experience as I have distanced myself from female groups for the most part until now. I guess my sorority days and then the churchy woman thing kinda put those kind of gatherings in the less than appealing catagory to me.
I have a friend who has over the past year invited me several times to the get together lunches of the Lesbyterians. And finally, I was able to juggle getting someone else to be responsible for the grands on a Saturday and get out like an adult, oh surely not. It was very liberating. I drove myself, yes, I can. I was out in public like a real person. I had some laughs and ate a nice lunch and the icing on the cake was.....I met some nice people.
|the tilework in this area is amazing|
They are a group of woman, all over 2 times 21 plus tax and some are in their 80's. When asked what the group is about, they said they "do no good for the community, only get together to have fun and that's it". Nothing pretentious about this crowd only shared love, laughter and a side order of high jinx. They get together about once a month, share info on their lives, celebrate birthdays if applicable, and have a great attitude towards the shared friendship they have with one another and were very welcoming.
|just one of many shopping patios|
We went to lunch at an historic restaurant "La Hacienda" in Old Town (the building is about 350 years old. Old Town is a very touristy part of ABQ and is very lovely. Native Americans sitting on the portals sellling their wares, strolling musicians strumming guitars and singing, and folks from all over the world gawking at what is uniquely New Mexican and southwestern. As a kid, we lived not far from Old Town and so for me, it was like visiting a really super part of my past. Great fun.
|the gazebo in the central plaza|
I think I may have even influenced one of the woman to give blogging a try or at least take a look at some of my favorites to see if she would be interested.
So that's what I did today.
But it looks like I am not posting the wonderful usually edited pictures I took because some idiot file has been corrupted in my Photoshop and well, you know what a non techie I am about the computer. So, enjoy, the pictures of non quality.