We are blessed to have a little cabin in the woods in New Mexico. When we got it (trust me when I say that we worked many a weekend to make it livable!), we were physically a lot closer. Now instead of a two hour drive it take eight hours. Yikes! But it is such a great little place that I don’t mind. Well, not until I had to drive the last two hours in the dark while Rick caught some shut eye (poor thing worked a full day and then drove the first part). I am not a fan of driving at night! I focused on the fact that we would wake up already here.
Mia and I always go for a walk no matter where we are. Did I mention that we woke up to 30 degrees? Brrrr!
As is usually the case, there is always work to be done when you have a second home. Thanks to the recent wonderful rains the grass needed to be mowed. Then there are the bugs to be swept up. And no matter what you do you always have to dust! Probably my least favorite thing to do. No wait. That was empty the dishwasher! Ha ha. Obviously I am NOT a domestic goddess. And I always want to do a little decorating. My son got some old skis from a friend so we dressed up our bear out front. Isn’t he cute?
But once we got the work out of the way it was time to play! You know that’s how I roll.
Here in Ruidoso they ALWAYS have something going on, which is probably why I like it so much. It reminds me of Granbury! And this weekend was the 30th Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium.
Random raccoons playing poker!
We were lucky enough to get free get-in-the-gate tickets, but missed out on the Chuckwagon Cookoff tickets (sad face). But we wandered over to the area to see what everyone was cooking and ran into an old friend, who is a very familiar face at this event. Max asked if we had eaten and we told him that we missed out on tickets. He said, “Head on over to that tent and tell them Max sent you. They’ll fix you right up.” And did they ever! The gentleman serving asked if I like gravy. Um, do I like gravy? Is the sun shining? Rick and I have been modifying our diets, but there was no way I was missing out on this authentic chuckwagon cuisine! Take a look–and don’t judge me!
Chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes with gravy, cowboy beans with New Mexico green chilis, and peach/apricot cobbler. Yum yum!
I’m not sure why, but our little plot of land is a mecca for elk. We were thrilled to see that they showed up when we got home! Take a look at this bull and his harem!
Finally it was a trip to the local brewery to fill up our growler to take back to Texas. Such a great place!
Like I said, blessed. Tomorrow it’s back to reality. But oh what memories!
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