Friday, January 30, 2009
While in Baltimore, we went to the American Visionary Art Museum. They have an excellent book store/gift shop called Sideshow. The owner is so fun and nice.
We purchased 5 books we'd like to recommend:
Cine Mexicano: the graphics and illustrations are so worth it!
Crop Circles by the Alexanders. You cannot believe these images.
Hundertwasser Architecture : kinda wacky stuff, but inspiring.
H.C. Westermann: and here's something we found out from the book: He was close to Donald Judd and bought a house in Marfa in the last 70's. We are on a quest to find the house he purchased.
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Friday, January 23, 2009
One of our very favorite moments of the Inauguration day ... was leaving. We headed down the Mall and toward the Lincoln Memorial. The crowd forced us out by way of 18th Street. You really had no choice in what direction you wanted to go because it was so tight with people going north -- you were forced into this one direction. I kept asking people: "where are you going?" or "where are we going?"
But what was cool was how joyously happy everyone was. It was a helpful, sweet crowd. Guys were climbing on buses to take photos of the street of people and everyone would cheer or scream "OBAMA!"
As far as you could see in any direction or street, it was filled with people walking. No one was moving fast or could move fast. Just a slow march to the millions of destinations. Not sure we will ever experience anything like it again.
We headed to Brasserie Beck on 11th and K St. What should have taken us 20 minutes took 2 hours. We had a celebratory lunch with wine, lamb, french onion soup, salads and more cocktails. It was a wonderful follow up for the day.
Posted by Buck + Camp at 5:00 PM
We have a lot of crowd shots. Too many for posting. One of the cool things we could not capture on camera was before anything started, a plane left a big "O" contrail above the Washington Monument. It was too big to capture but it was pretty darn cool.
Posted by Buck + Camp at 4:54 PM
We went down this street and through a tunnel to the Mall. One man's voice started singing out and then everyone joined. It was wonderful.
But as far as you could see in front and behind us were people heading to the Mall.
This man was so interesting:
Posted by Buck + Camp at 4:45 PM
We were on The Mall the night before the Inauguration. It was packed! Thousands of people were out there. People were hugging each other and so darn happy.
We had dinner at Jaleo (thank you Rocky and Adrina.) It was great.
Below are random shots of the evening.
Posted by Buck + Camp at 12:03 PM
We went to the Black Tie and Boots Ball. Truly, the highlights were Dale Watson and The Kilgore Rangerettes. We are pretty sure the Rangerettes are Republicans but they had high kicks. We are glad we went to an Inaugural Ball but it's probably our last.
Camp wore his "BDAY" suit and it was the hit of the Ball. Everyone wanted a photo of it.
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Thursday, January 15, 2009
Not only were we given 2 tickets to Obama's swearing-in, we just received 2 tickets to the Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball. The Obamas and Bidens are expected to attend. We are so thankful to Marfa Public Radio and the Halperns for their generosity. We are running on excitement over here!
Posted by Buck + Camp at 3:52 PM
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Green posole with roasted poblanos, white beans, mushrooms, tomatillos, jalapenos, cilantro, scallions.
and all the fixin's for the posole and or tacos.
Malbec and tequila. (Diana: we used the blue glasses for the Malbec!)
It was one of those dinner parties where everyone was so excited and happy to be with one another that we all talked at once.
And later, we pulled out the "raft" for our fireside gathering.
Posted by Buck + Camp at 1:34 PM
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Shelley is a rockstar.
Spinach with garlic.
Black-eyed peas for luck. And cornbread.
Mac & cheese.
A killer salad with Green Goddess dressing.
And 1983 Bordeaux.
I did ask her to keep it simple. Oh well.
Posted by Buck + Camp at 8:33 AM
Sunday, January 4, 2009
We had a fantastic day in Douglas, AZ. Thanks to Hunter, Harrod and "Moose."
If you pass through that area, knock on their door and check out the upcoming Art Car Museum.
We had a tequila at the Gadsden Hotel's Saddle & Spur Tavern.
And, Hwy 9 from Rodeo, NM to El Paso is beautiful. The highway almost touches Mexico. There were cairns on the Mexico side. Some as tall as a person and incredible. We are so curious who did these and why.
Posted by Buck + Camp at 9:27 AM
Friday, January 2, 2009
We are back in the USA!
And, we want everyone to know it is so easy to drive/travel in Mexico. This was the year we received the most warnings from folks and it was the easiest year yet. Not one single problem. Our wait at the border (Naco) was 19 minutes. Driving south from Tucson into Sonora is a No Hassle Zone. They mean it, too. No paperwork needed.
We took a different route home. We went over the Sierra Madres and it was a 2 laneR with no room for error. But high desert with oaks, saguarros, organ pipe, sotol and copper mines.
We are staying the night in Bisbee, AZ. We have dinner reservations at Cafe Roca. We remember it as being very good -- we went years ago with the Fishlocks.
Posted by Buck + Camp at 6:40 PM