Sunday, July 23, 2017

Get HIGH...

I can not say enough about this opportunity except GET YOUR TICKET NOW.

Apparently I'm not the only one who has wanted to go to the Balloon Fiesta because we've had a lots of interest and lots of questions! Hopefully I have answered them below and if not just ask me. As you know this is the largest balloon festival in the world which is why hotel rooms and balloon rides are extremely difficult to come by. Because of this, I can only take reservations until the end of this month - July 31, 2017. 

Check out the fabulous itinerary (if I must say so myself) that includes outings for art-lovers, foodies, adventurous souls and history buffs. 

¡Hasta Pronto!
Darlene Tenes
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta - October 12-16

Join us in exploring the Land of Enchantment during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the most magical time of the year.  You'll be in awe as hundreds of hot air balloons ascend into the beautiful New Mexico sky. Few spectacles on earth rival the Mass Ascension, as hundreds of hot air balloons lift off from Balloon Fiesta Park to drift in the crisp early-morning high-desert air.  This memorable tour also features an evening balloon glow with fireworks, a visit to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Old Town Albuquerque, a day trip to historic Santa Fe and fabulous food tours exploring New Mexico's famous cuisine.

CasaQ: Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Adventure
Thursday, October 12 - Monday, October 16 
$1450 Double Occupancy / $1850 Single Occupancy
$1250 Triple Occupancy
$500 Deposit required to hold reservation
Price includes:
4 Nights Accommodations in TownPlace Suites® by Marriott
Airport Transfer & Ground Transportation
Admission to Balloon Fiesta: Balloon Glow & Fireworks Show
Rail Runner Express Day Trip to Santa Fe
4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 2 Dinners;
Taste of Albuquerque Food & History Tour
Taste of Santa Fe Food & History Tour
Dinner at El Pinto Restaurant

For more information or to book your trip click below 
 or contact 408-280-1065 or

Note: Airfare & alcohol are not included.
 Search Google Flights to New Mexico starting at $274 from SF Bay Area


The first TWO persons to pay for their trip in full will receive a 
 $250 Gift Certificate towards a hot air balloon ride during their tour.

Get Your Tickets Today

Check those receipts ...#2.99 Chick shopping

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Dogs Travel

I seriously have way too many pictures of I thought I better share them one last time ...I gotta clean up some of these

Friday, July 21, 2017

Travel Envy

Yes, I am fabulous that I can jump in a Zipcar and run up and down the coast like I don't care.
Alas, I am not immune to the dreaded ...
Travel Envy...
It happens to all of us including me

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Day Off Wine Reviews....Everybody Rose'

I do drink wine..I like wine...I enjoy the nuances of the liquid incased in glass after grown in a vineyard.
Yes, the first wine is a rose because Rose' has become the Pinot Noir of yesteryear.
Everyone is talking Rose' and I do mean EVERYONE. 
I tried to hold onto this 2015 Luna Rose for a day on a sandy beach with a good book.
That was not going to happen as you can guess. The bottle alone calls you everytime you see it.

I enjoyed this Rose' wine over ice which made it great since I didn't have time to chill it. This wine would be very very dangerous as a sangria base because there isn't an abrasive alcohol that I find in some Rose' of late as so many are being rushed to market to capitalize on the popularity.

I would grab this wine or wine from Luna Vineyards again and again.

If you can grab the 2015 varietal do so and drink immediately otherwise enjoy the 2016 edition just as well.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

48 Hours In ....Clothes I did not wear

When I went to SF I had three bags plus my purse along with a backback. Basically, I wanted to wear everything and anything and be stylish and hip for it.

Alas no....