Acoma Pottery and a Drive Across the Country
When we moved from the Boston area to Carlsbad, CA in April 2005 we made the decision to drive.
Part of the rationale was needing to get 2 cats from point A to point B (one of whom was about 19 years old - no vet would sign a health certificate for this cat to fly).
We had to move out of our Cambridge, MA home and, while the new place in Carlsbad was ready, the movers were going to take about 8 days to get our household goods and another car across the country.
It was a perfect opportunity to visit some family along the way in NY, OH, and AZ, and see some places we'd never been...like the Grand Canyon, and the Roadkill Cafe on Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona (this was not a destination but one of those places you just stumble upon).
Part of the fun was spending a day and night in Santa Fe, NM. As art collectors, and former art gallery owners, it was a special place to enjoy another day, visit a bunch of galleries, and of course acquire yet another piece of art for our collection.
This signed pottery by well-known Acoma artists Louis and Nadine Mansfield is a special piece - I won't tell you what we paid for it! It resides on a bookshelf in our master bedroom and serves as a reminder of that 8-day drive. Apart from that it's also just a pretty cool piece.