For us, as it has been for many people, 2020 has been a dud. For lots of people it’s been much much worse than a dud, so we are thankful that most of our troubles have amounted to postponing our plans, staying put and socializing via webcams.
In true 2020 fashion, our holiday plans to spend a couple of weeks with family and strolling on the beaches of Southern California had to be postponed due to the COVID surge in California. Fortunately, our Airbnb had a flexible cancel/reschedule policy.
We did, however, spend nearly a week in what was to be our stop along the way in an “Adobe at the edge of the wilderness” in between Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Sitting at the edge of a canyon and surrounded by high desert it was a beautiful change of view out the window and mix up of our walking routines and paths.
For our limited touring this year, we’ve chosen remote, socially distant Airbnb rentals in order to check out places we might never have otherwise visited (Crawford, Colorado near the Black Canyon and Rico, Colorado near Telluride, to both of which we plan to return). This visit to Dixon, New Mexico was much the same. It enabled us to catch the perseid meteor shower under a brilliantly dark sky, enjoy peaceful winter sunrises and cozy wood stove fires at night.
As we head into Christmas week and beyond into 2021, watching the positive news about the vaccine, we prepare to put 2020 in the permanent rear view and plan to fully embrace 2021.