Farmington, NEW MEXICO
My best friend, Nanne, was a travel nurse and she lived in several different states. My husband and I went to visit Nanne and Gary at most of the places they settled if they stayed for more than a few months. Farmington was the last place I visited Nanne. It was June, 2005 when we made our trek to Farmington. Farmington has a population of about 46,000 so it is about the same size as the town I live in. This town is nestled in the San Juan River Valley within view of Colorado's San Juan Mountains.
There are a number of North American Indian tribes in the area and we visited more than a few of the historic trading posts. There are three Indian reservations in theis area: Navajo, Ute, and the Southern Ute. My friend worked at some of the Indian Reservation hospitals off and on during the times she was in New Mexico.
|English: A photograph of Shiprock. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
But what we mainly did while we were in Farmington was visit with our friends. We played cards and cooked on the patio. Nanne taught me how to make a roast on the grill. We drank beer and Gary strummed his guitar while we sang some old folk songs. She could make a mean pitcher of Margaritas so we downed a few of them. This was the last time I saw Nanne for she died the following January while visiting her father in Mississippi.
Here I am (in red) with my friends Nanne and Gary in New Mexico