So we are on vacation here in Ruidoso, New Mexico for the first time. My in-laws have a ranch in the mountains that we’ve never visited before, so we thought we’d check it out this summer. Plus hubby’s parents paid for our room… sweet.
Our destination was roughly a 12 hour drive. So we decided, for the sake of all our sanity (mostly mine), that we’d go ahead and break it up into a two day trip – 6 hours the first night and 6 hours the next day. We left our abode around 7pm – 3 hours later than planned… much to my husband’s delight… NOT. And, as if 6 hours in the car with kids isn’t enough fun, Avery decided to have problems similar to a bladder infection which caused us to have to stop at just about every gas station along the way…. sigh. Luckily, she finally fell asleep around 11:30, which is when she peed in the car.
Great fun… big, heavy sigh.
When we reached our hotel at 1:30am, her bottom was all wet and she thought it was because she had been sweating.
It wasn’t sweat… sigh again.
So there I was at 2am, alone in the parking lot of the hotel, scrubbing the seat of the car with the only two things the front desk had to offer – a wash cloth and shampoo… triple sigh. Luckily the shampoo had a lovely minty fresh sent. Unfortunately, when I was done, it just smelled like mint pee… quadruple sigh.
After a few hours of sleep, we hit the road again. This half of our trip went much more smoothly… sigh of relief. Though we still visited many a gas station and one particular bush, as well.
But after our looong journey, we finally reached our destination. HURRAY!!
This is what greeted us…
Ahh… finally, a place to be still.
This place is so gorgeous! The pictures I’ve taken just don’t do it justice. I wish you all could spend some time here. It is so unbelievably quiet… sigh… in a good way.
We are headed out now, so I gotta run. I miss all my lovelies and hope you all are doing well. I was hoping for more free time to post and visit with you all on your blogs, but we’ve been kept very busy.
Many more pictures to come.
Also, don’t forget about Monday Makeovers on the last Monday of the month. Turn something drab into something fab and link up. I hope to see you there! I have a great sponsor for this month’s prize lined up. I’ll post more about that when I get home from vacation, so keep in touch.
XOXOs to you, my lovelies!