Dr. Casey Bitting relishes being outdoors with her family all year round in the abundant sunshine to garden, bicycle, hike, dine, practice yoga and relax at local festivals or restaurants with live guitar music. Dr. Bitting lives in Old Town and carries her pager in her pocket when she gardens with her best gardening assistant, her daughter. Her own fresh roses brighten her home. Their family walks to the Children’s Explora Museum, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Albuquerque Museum. They delight in taking visitors to the American International Rattlesnake Museum, which is the biggest collection of live rattlesnakes in the world! When they bicycle along the 14 mile Bosque trail, Dr. Bitting and her daughter sing together. Dr. Bitting is amazed by the creative, vibrant yoga scene in Albuquerque, with styles including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and hot yoga. Yoga simultaneously decreases Dr. Bitting’s stress and enhances her well-being with exercise in a spiritual setting. Dr. Bitting has joined Pathology faculty and residents for the top 60 hikes in New Mexico. Her family’s photographs keenly capture the beauty of White Sands National Monument and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. She happily dines at Seasons Rotisserie and Grill, Zacatecas Tacos and Tequila, Marcello’s Chophouse, Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse/Speakeasy, and Monroe's Restaurant. Red chile, posole with sopapillas and honey, and cucumber jalapeno margaritas will be remembered, long after Dr. Bitting departs New Mexico.