I'm heading on a car camping trip to northerly states that I will break up by visiting friends along the way. I'm trying to come up with some kind of hostess gift that is Albuquerque-influenced and that will not melt or perish in the heat. Suggestions?
(These are not ristra or coyote art kind of people...)
Just picked some of this up today! Thanks for the tip.
One idea could be to buy some bushels of lavender. I don't know if you can get that at Los Poblanos Farm, but when I used to live in Albuquerque I would buy it during the summer up in Santa Fe from a street vendor - he would sell it off his truck and would usually be parked close to the plaza. Some of the local markets may sell some, too. Your car will smell great during your road trip!
Also, if your friends enjoy wine, you could buy some bottles from a local winery like Casa Rondena.
These are all great ideas! Thanks everyone!
I'm just concerned about camping and having wine heating up in my car - something tells me this may not be a great idea...
What about lavender products (or something else) from Los Poblanos Farm?
Or a collection of DVDs of movies made in New Mexico? (I don't know how they would stand up in the heat.)
Or the makings for luminarias, and a lesson in how to do them (but the candles would be bulky, and a problem in the heat).
Or copies of the Collectors Guide. It might make them come visit you sooner when they see the gorgeous art.
Or cookbooks of New Mexico food, and some ingredients that might be hard to find.