Earlier this month I went to Ruidoso, New Mexico with Nathan and his parents. We had a blast and here are some of my favorite moments. Before we left, I dropped Chloe off at Barb’s and Nathan dropped Freddie off at Doggie Digs. Scout, one of his parent’s dogs decided to get behind the wheel and drive us for a while…


It was an 8-hour drive but really flew by. We drove through a little rain as we got closer Ruidoso.


The house they rented was great, it was right off the two main streets and also ending up being literally right on Cree Meadows. They found it on VRBO.com. My parents have used that site as well and have also had good luck.


We had multiple wonderful meals on our trip. This evening we had an awesome fried artichoke appetizer, which I think I was the only one who really liked it, but that’s okay – more for me!


The house they rented sat on the tenth hole at Cree Meadows Country Club. We played there once and then typically walked Scout and Buster along several of the holes each night. Believe it or not, but Nathan was able to add 50+ golf balls to his bag. I still can’t believe we found that many!



Buff, a family friend of mine, was able to get us on Rainmakers Golf Course and it was truly unbelievable.












One afternoon we drove up to Cloudcroft and had lunch at The Lodge. Afterwards, Nathan’s mom enjoyed a lovely massage and I played golf with the boys at the really cute 9-hole golf course up there.



On our final day, we had breakfast a cute little local spot followed by lunch at the Inn of the Mountain Gods and did a little gambling. Gary and I were both losers but Nathan came out a winner. We didn’t play golf there but decided that we’d definitely add that to the list on our next trip.



On our way out of town, we drove through Roswell, NM, which is where my Aunt Shirley lives. Nathan and I stopped to have a lovely breakfast with her, we had really tasty green chili quiche. Before we left Roswell, I had Nathan drive us by the New Mexico Military Institute. Dad went to high school there and I thought while we were in town, I’d grab a couple of photos of his old stomping grounds.


Ruidoso was really fun and it was such a great break from this Texas heat. In fact, I think every day that I’ve been back in town it’s been over 100 degrees. This makes me even more excited for our upcoming trip to the Cottage in Ontario.

Oh, and here’s a planet panorama I took at Rainmakers.