Have a great trip, Laurrie! I just got back from Portland, Oregon and a four-day drive home--I'm exhausted! I hope you're flying to New Mexico or at least taking a more leisurely drive:)
Have a great time and take lots of photos.
I said a prayer that your house/garden would escape any damage from Irene. At least you won't have to water for a while! We got a much needed soaking, but all is well.
Sorry about requiring code verification -- I experimented with turning it off to make commenting easier, and I got too much spam. Thanks for taking the time to comment, and to type in silly codes. I appreciate hearing from you.