On a trip out West, I experienced the breath-taking scenery of the high desert and canyons of Utah and Arizona as well as the rugged beauty of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Soon after, my husband and I bought a vacation home in Placitas, New Mexico in the foothills of the 10,000’ high Sandia Mountains which form the eastern boundary of Albuquerque. With its adobe structures, wide open spaces, endless sky, vibrant art scene, Native Americans and nearby Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico truly is the Land of Enchantment.