My friend D and I always try to plan a little friends getaway every year. Last year we went to Arizona and had such a good time that we're tackling a bit more of the American southwest again this year. We're headed to Santa Fe for a few days and then spending a day in Texas and I'm pretty excited. It's going to be a pretty artsy trip (hello, Georgia O'Keeffe!) but I'm also really going to savor being in that amazing desert ecosystem again.
my 'How to: Plan a Trip Itinerary' post.
I'm pretty happy because even though it won't be sweltering, I'm certain it will feel amazing and warm compared to the frigid temperatures we've been experiencing here. I'm also really excited to do a bit more stargazing; light pollution maps all indicate that there are loads of spots we could venture to for clear skies unhibited by city lights.
Houston - but not this part; we're going to be pretty close to the border of Mexico. And I've never been to New Mexico ever. I'm hoping it'll be like last year's trip where we get all excited as we're driving around about the new terrain and architecture.