November 10-12, 2009
Come to as much or as little of this as you wish. If you could bring food or drinks for the lunch each day, that would be helpful. Bring something your children like, and some extra, and it will work out.
The weather is unpredictable in New Mexico. Bring swim suits and towels and winter clothes.
10:00 or 10:30, when she wants to, Hema will begin an Indian cooking demonstration.
Elsewhere in the house there will be places for children to play and things for them to play with.
Monkey platter food will be out all day. There is a park nearby, and I'll make kid-style maps to it. In the afternoon, in our front yard, Keith and Marty will help people cut water with swords (plastic milk gallons full of water). There's a bowling alley out the back gate with a $5 Tuesday afternoon special. There's a burrito place across Juan Tabo (the main street west of us) called Twister's. There might be a new Italian drive-through place called "Fastino's" open right behind the house by then. There's an Albertson's grocery store a couple of hundred yards away.
5:00 or so we'll disperse.
Between noon and 12:30, we'll set our monkey platter food up near the climbing equipment in the SW corner of Tiguex Park, across from Explora. People can go back to the museum or not, as the children's moods allow. A walk over to the plaza in Old Town might be fun, and anyone wanting fun kid souvenirs should go to The Covered Wagon, on the SW of the plaza, or maybe get something at the gift shop at Explora.
West Mesa Aquatic Center ("the pool"), 6:00 to 8:00
Unscheduled morning! Sleep in, maybe!