Monday, July 4, 2016

Abiquiu Wedding

My friend Jeanne Lambert (Kidd now?) married her fiance this weekend in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Jeanne is a graphic designer in Santa Fe, and responsible for 100% of the customers I work with up there. Programmers and graphic designers go together well, and I appreciate all her referrals. I went to her wedding, and it was fun.

Both the wedding, and the reception /dinner were held at the Ghost Ranch. I've never been to the Ghost Ranch before. It is famous because of the artist Georgia O'Keeffe. Abiquiu lake is in the distance, and it is bounded by mountains.

I had to throw in a Georgia O'Keeffe big sky selfie.

My customer Kendra, her daughter, and her husband Todd sat with me at a table. It was nice meeting Kendra's family. We work together on many projects. This is Kendra's business.

I gave Kendra's daughter my phone to mess with. She took this picture.

The place I was staying, the Abiquiu Inn, was WAYYYY too nice. I thought I was going on this trip with an ex-girlfriend, and did not downgrade or cancel the accommodations after I broke up with her, and I should have. The place was really, really, nice (and really expensive.)

This bed was super comfortable.

All of the rooms/casitas in my building shared a garden, which was pretty cool.

The next day I went to Abiquiu lake and went fishing. The wind was blowing, and it was not the best day for fishing. However, it was still really fun. I should have jumped in! Lots of people were swimming.

I thought this was pretty good - my Android phone (or Google Drive?) stitched this photo together, automatically.

I am very white, and try to avoid skin cancer.

Pathetically small...

Thanks to my buddy Matt McLean for some pointers on using powerbait. After his text advice, I caught my first one within like five minutes.


At least he has a friend to keep him company now!

This is the view overlooking the dam.

I caught three pathetically small bluegill in total.

Luckily I do not have to sustain myself solely on my fishing abilities, but also have software development and rental property which allow me to purchase beans, rice and vegetables.

Overall, I'm happy I went to the wedding. The entire trip was planned to go with someone, so going alone wasn't quite what I was planning, but I'm glad I went.