Thursday, December 14, 2006

New Mexico!

Inky in the New Mexico sky

Hello from New Mexico! My grandma lives on a old vineyard near our family's reservation. It's so beautiful here. Can you see how blue the sky is? Wow!

Inky rides the rails

One of the best things about the vineyard is this old railcar. I don't know where it came from, but it's what my family uses for storage.  I love to climb on it and pretend I'm riding the rails!

Inky on the Grape Press

This big thing I'm sitting on is a thingy that the vintners used for stomping on grapes to make wine. Cool!

Inky with woven belt.

My family is from two of the Pueblo tribes in New Mexico. This belt is in a traditional design. Isn't it beautiful?

Riding the Buckboard

Outside the house, we have an old buckboard wagon! It is also really fun to play on.  I love to visit my grandma in New Mexico.  Do your grandparents live far away or nearby?

Saturday, December 9, 2006

En route to New Mexico!

Leaving Madison in the dark & early morning

Good morning! I am leaving Wisconsin very early today to travel to New Mexico to see my mama's family.  I have been on three plane trips this year- to Ukraine, to the Pacific Northwest (Seattle & Portland), and now to New Mexico.

Buckled in.

Always listen to the flight attendants and buckle up when flying! Flying makes me a little nervous. I know it's safer than driving, but it's still a little bit weird to be up so high in the air!

Inky in the Cockpit

If you are lucky, the pilot will let you visit the cockpit!

Attendant and Inky

Always befriend the flight attendants; they are very nice! Then they will give you extra juice when the drink service is over.

Inky enjoys a Reindeer Drink at the MSP Airport Caribou Coffee

My family had a layover in Minneapolis/St. Paul on the way to New Mexico. I stopped and had some hot cocoa at Caribou Coffee. Delicious! They even gave me this souvenir mug for being so cute. Whee!

I think this is my flight!

One of the fun things about traveling during the holidays is that the airlines play funny tricks.  Can you see where this flight is headed? Heehee!

Those are all the photos I have of my journey. See you in New Mexico in my next post!

Sunday, December 3, 2006

New Year season

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Happy almost-New Year! New Year is one of my favorite holidays.  In my family, we are secular humanists, so we celebrate New Year instead of Christmas. We put up a New Year tree and decorate it. This year, my friend Iris came over to sleepover and help me decorate the tree.  Do you celebrate New Year? What do you do to celebrate?
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