We took a long weekend trip to Ruidoso, NM. I wanted to share some photos with you.
This was our cute cabin.
It sat next to this cuter cabin.
There were bears behind the cabin.
This guy was my favorite bear.
The first day we went to a beautiful lake called Grindstone.
My husband and son enjoyed some fishing.
While I enjoyed hiking and taking photos of wild flowers.
Until in between my toes started hurting and I stepped and almost fell into mud. Flips flops aren’t good hiking shoes just so you know.
We also went to Lincoln, NM. Billy the Kid made the place famous. I begged my husband to take me even though he didn’t want to go. He said it wouldn’t be worth it. He was right. They were having a big celebration all weekend and all of the museums were closed Friday late afternoon. I still don’t understand why. Here are a few shots from the Old West Town.
This is the Dolan House.
Even though Billy the Kid is dangerous I let David hang out with him for a bit.
Notice the closed sign. We found this on all of the buildings. Grrr.
We also visited the Inn of the Mountain Gods.
The last full day we tried to find new lakes to visit. They were over crowded and required permits so we went back to Grindstone, but took the dog this time.
Because it was Saturday this lake was also a bit crowded and my husband didn’t like his fishing spot so my he and son hiked over in the sprinkling rain to a “good” spot.
The blind dog couldn’t walk on the rocky ledge so the dog and I stayed in the original spot until the sprinkles became a down pour. I looked like a mad woman trying to hike with my blind dog (who hates to get wet in the rain) back to the truck while carrying heavy stuff such as my camera bag and lenses. It was muddy and slippery and miserable. It made me look at my husband like this.
He did feel bad. Ruidoso is a nice place but it is too commercialized for us. I think we prefer the small town of Red River, NM. It was good to get away and I had a ton of naps and rested. Now back to reality. School starts in 2 weeks. Yuck.