Theresa's Tamales are the meatiest red chile local pork tamales. Every bite just dripping with rich flavor of New Mexican juiciness and spiciness. They are the best! Located on the roadside as you roll into Cleveland, New Mexico just outside of Mora. My only sorrow is that we didn't get 2 dozen because at $15, they are a steal. I wish I had at least one tamale to share with my dad in EP. I'll know for the next time. But Yoya loved them too.
We did the Taos circuit. Clovis on the way up and El Paso back through. Since we missed my sister Yolanda's college graduation, it was an excuse to go see old friends and visit the old homestead in Tres Piedras by way of the brewery. I highly recommend the pork mole tacos at Taos Mesa Brewery, as well as the mahi-mahi ones. They were very scrumptious.
That reminds me to tell everybody that Yolanda and kids are doing just fine. Shara is still supervisor at Martina's Hall. Nico is about 6 foot tall and sweet as they come, and Sean just turned 6 and is the same age as Dillon. Valle lives in Albuquerque, goes to El Paso now and then for his job. He visited my dad while I was in Taos. Isaiah is still in Taos and getting ready to make some repairs on our roof there in TP. And Ry went for her graduation. Yoya is working as a caregiver for 2 elderly women in the community. Her garden is her pride and joy and it's very prolific in a bountiful kind of way. Her tomatoes are probably coming in right about now.
El Paso was a great as usual. My dad is still going strong at 94 in October. We walked McKelligan Canyon and went out to eat with Sandy and Jimmy at Luby's on Friday our last day in town. The next morning we began the last leg of our trip
So dear readers, that's it in a nutshell! My next post will be about rehab and meditation. So I'll leave you with a piece of video and an example of what I will have to endure each day for the near future. Baby watching, somebody has to do it. Life can be lovely.