Looking at some photos from last year. Belle and I traveled to New Mexico to visit with family. Our greatest concern was an impending blizzard in the high country that might strand us there until the roads cleared.
It was a great trip, but it would not be possible just one year later. New Mexico is under a strict lockdown and visitors to the state must quarantine for two weeks.
Here's Belle and two grandkids about to enjoy a meal at a small restaurant in Santa Fe. I'm sure that the restaurant is closed this week. No masks, no restrictions. The burritos and tamales were fantastic.
We have a lot to be thankful for this year. We're healthy and well fed. There is a light at the end of this pandemic. It's several months out, but it is visible in the distance. I have a ham in the smoker and the yeast rolls are rising in the oven.
It is my prayer that we all hang on and do what is necessary to beat this invisible enemy. 2021 looks to be a much better year for freedom-loving Americans, and a worse year for those who like living in fear and isolation.
Happy Thanksgiving y'all. Lets stay covid-free and look forward to a much better year next year.