This being a time of recession and of economic uncertainty, often things like trips and weekend getaways are postponed. I was thinking back fondly to some amazing trips I had to New York City, Santa Fe/Taos and Monterey Bay/Point Lobos. These places in their ways provided wonderful memories for me to hold onto when times are tough and money is tight. Holding onto those wonderful memories and experiences helps you to always know that in spite of the troubles and problems and other things that happen in life, amazing times are possible and to be treasured. Can you ever forget that busy Manhattan Street or being in Soho or Midtown and walking, walking, walking......or the beauty of the mountains in Taos at sunset....or the crashing waves at Point Lobos and fresh clear air in Monterey and Carmel.