Being Thankful

It’s been 5 years since we made our move to Albuquerque. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day and as I reflect on all that I have to be thankful for, a hike that we took today reminded me once again of how thankful I am that we chose this city as our home.

We have so many options for day hikes in this part of the state. But sometimes, like today, we aren’t in the mood to drive very far. Then we can just go across town to the Sandia Mountain foothills and find all kinds of good trails. Some of them are official, named trails, but others wander off up and down canyons and ridges, overlooking the city and keeping you from getting lost because the mountains ahead and the city behind are always in view.

The trails we explored today were some of both. We had been on most of them before, but today we made a loop, connecting a couple of areas that we hadn’t been sure were reachable. You can see from the map how close to the city we were.

Looking west towards the city and the trail we hiked up.

Looking east off the backside of the ridge to Tijeras and I-40 .

“Eye of the Sandias” that we have hiked to before but didn’t know we would reach it today.

Brown is the predominant color this time of year–even Lee’s jacket.

It was hard to get excited about the photos I took today because everything is so brown. Looking at the last couple of blog posts I did I see how beautiful the colors were at Balloon Fiesta and the Aspen Ridge hike. I failed to post anything from two weeks ago when we were hiking in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. So to add a bit of color to this blog post I picked 4 pictures from our days there.


Have a blessed Thanksgiving and I hope you can get out to see some of God’s creation and realize how much beauty there is in this world for us to be thankful for.

Author: bjregan

Enjoying retirement activities. Main goals for retirement are to stay spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally healthy.

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