Every year I try to find something special to do for my birthday and Valentine’s, so this year we traveled to Santa Fe to hear the Manhattan Transfer perform at the Lensic Theater. And what a treat. Not only are their harmonies so beautiful but they are wonderful performers. They bring an energy that is contagious and the audience was soon swaying and clapping to every tune. As long as we were in Santa Fe we decided to start our research for trails in northern NM (north of I 40), so we spent three days exploring Taos and its surrounding area. On the way home we revisited The Enchanted Circle, drove over Raton pass to complete the I 25 trail, and spent the night in one of our favorite places, the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas. We will return sometime this year and drive HI 64 from border to border for our new trail. First we need to revisit Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park to complete the Pecos Trail and southern NM.