Although I love San Francisco, there is something about New Mexico that makes its nickname: Land of Enchantment, resonate deeply with me.
I was lucky enough to have a research project that absolutely, positively required an in-person trip to Sante Fe. And I am lucky indeed to have a dear friend and artist, Susan Guevara, to stay with.
Susan arranged a visit to the El Rito Elementary school, where I visited with the kindergarten and 1st grade.
1st thing was to present Ms. Mary with her own Miss Bindergarten to help celebrate Christmas. Next I read When Lucy Goes Out Walking aloud and drew an illustrated story with the students. Then we just hung out, decorated their classroom tree and made funny faces.