Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Ruidoso, NM Day Trip

This past weekend, we took a day trip to Ruidoso, NM. It is up in the mountains and so beautiful. We started the day heading towards Cloudcroft since it was only a few miles farther to go that way. We stopped at a bakery known for their pies and pastries in Cloudcroft. Well as it goes, we got their to late and they were completely sold out. I heard the girl tell another person, they sell out by 9:00 in the morning. So bummed. So after looking in a few thrift shops, we were on our way again.
Oohhh to smell the pines again. There is nothing like the smell of pine trees. Enjoyed our drive so much. When we pulled into the town of Ruidoso, we were surprised by the size. We started driving up the main street, and it kept going and going. Then we drove into the historic district. Cute mountain town with a stream off to the side. I was in love. I can't wait till we can go back and actually have a whole day to look around.
We had dinner at the Casino up there. Talk about an amazing place. Beautiful lake out back the hotel, awesome sitting areas with fireplaces, waterfall in the lobby, Waterfall outside. Just beautiful. Great place to walk around, although we didn't walk much due to Mikayla's bad foot.
Anyway headed home about 8:00pm. Got home about 10:00, and can't wait to go back.
Its been fun getting to know our new home state of New Mexico, and look forward to more day trips. Next, Carlsbad Caverns.... that is when Mikayla can walk properly again.
By the way for those who haven't heard, Mikayla had some weird bumps in her foot. They took one out and sent it off to be tested. Just waiting for the results.