Road Trip: New Mexico

Three Rivers Trading Post Gallery

We’ve been on an extended road trip the past few weeks–one of my daughters, her three sons, and my two dogs. Though the dogs didn’t go everywhere we did. They got to stay at The Keep, my sister’s mini-farm, while the rest of us headed west.

We stayed about a week with my other daughter’s family in Arizona then spent two days on the road on our way to spend the July 4th holiday with my son.

These photos were taken at the Three Rivers Trading Post Gallery located on the less-traveled state route that angles from I-10 to I-40. The stopping places along this stretch of US Highway 54 are few and far between. But I would want to stop here even if that wasn’t the case.

This blue door fascinates me. It’s such a vibrant pop of color among the desert tans and browns. Don’t you just want to open it up to see what’s on the other side?

The grandboys check out a cactus and an old-fashioned cart. (Both replicas but still fascinating to three Florida boys.)

The trading post’s covered entrance included this intriguing display. Real cacti, blooming flowers, green trees, and–surprise–a ladder.

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I’m almost as fascinated by the ladder as I am by the blue door.

One room of the trading post is a combination museum/art gallery. Bronze sculptures, artifacts, and paintings fill the room. This framed newspaper article is about artist Cameron Blagg whose “oil paintings and prints of cowboys, mountain men, Indians and wildlife are based on hours of historical research” (“Palette of the Past”).

In the article, Blagg says: “I like a painting that leads you into thought, not just a pretty picture of an elk standing by a lake. People often tell me the longer they have one of my paintings, the more things they keep seeing in it.”

If you ever find yourself in the vicinity, be sure to stop at the Three Rivers Trading Post Gallery.

And if you’re so inclined, send me your photo of the blue door!

Where Treasure Hides

Art theft by the Nazis. The Battle of Dunkirk. Colditz Castle POW camp.

These are just a few of the challenges facing Ian and Alison as they struggle to survive World War II and find their way to each other again.

One reviewer prayed for red lights so she could read the story while waiting for the light to change (not recommended by the way!). Another “ugly-cried” throughout the night while on a camping trip with her family.

What will this award-winning story keep YOU from doing?!

Find out now while the ebook edition is only 99 cents.

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The ebook edition of Where Treasure Hides, a CBA bestseller, is only 99 cents this month.

That means you’ll have a penny left over–what will you do with such riches?!

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Announcing Misty Willow Hero/Heroine Giveaway Winners

Happy Fourth of July

Congratulations to Sandra Allen Lovelace and Robin Weiss!

Sandra’s heroine is Dani.

Robin’s hero is AJ.

Both winners may select their choice of one of the three Misty Willow novels.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway by sharing your results to the Misty Willow quizzes here on my blog and on my Facebook Author Page. It was so fun to see who everybody got.

Seems like most of us identify with Shelby though Amy & Dani were close runner-ups. And our bad-boy turned gallant-guy Brett is the most popular hero!

Have a safe and happy Fourth!

Pop Quiz: Which Hero Is Your Fave?

Misty Willow Series

The three heroes of the Misty Willow Series are as different as the lovely ladies who capture their hearts.

Which one would you choose for the perfect date?

AJ, a history teacher and football coach, will happily take you to a college football game–most likely at The Ohio State University. Afterwards, he’ll probably treat you to a deluxe hamburger at the local Dixie Diner.

Or perhaps you’d prefer to dress up in your favorite gown for a romantic candlelight dinner with Brett, a successful businessman. Though he might take you to see a classic movie at the historic Ohio Theater instead.

Choose Gabe, who prefers the outdoors to a corner office, and he’ll serve you up a bowl of his famous chili with snickerdoodle cookies for dessert. Afterward, plan on riding horses together across a country field as the sun goes down on the day.

Take the Misty Willow Hero Quiz to discover which of these handsome men is your perfect match.

I expected to get AJ, but nope! Gabe’s the one for me!

Bonus

Gabe’s hearty and oh-so-delicious Memphis Biker Chili recipe can be found at Country at Heart Recipes.

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Giveaway

After taking the Misty Willow Hero Quiz, share your result in the comments.

One commenter will receive her choice of one of the Misty Willow novels:

  • Where She Belongs
  • When Love Arrives
  • What Hope Remembers

If you haven’t already done so, visit last week’s post for the Misty Willow Heroine Quiz and Giveaway for another chance to win.

{Comments must be posted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, July 1, 2017 either here or on the status linking to this post on my Facebook Author Page. One random commenter will be chosen for the Heroine Quiz and one random commenter will be chosen for next week’s Hero Quiz. U.S. winners receive choice of ebook or print edition; ebook only outside of U.S. The winners of both the Heroine and Hero Quizzes contests will be announced on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.}