Thursday, October 29, 2009

Oct 29 - Cloudcroft, White Sands

This morning started out very chilly! There was snow on the mountains all around us - and so we took our time this morning, answering emails, paying bills, puttering around. Finally got caught up on my 'expenses' spreadsheet, and made a great breakfast of eggs, bacon, grits and crumpets with blackberry jelly...yum :)

First off we headed to White Sands, figuring we'd just do the visitor center today and go back to see the actual dunes on Saturday when it is supposed to be in the 70's...and were so impresssed that we did the entire thing, including getting out and touching :) Wow, what a terrific place! David once again forgot the camera (I'm going to have to get one of my own ;) so we will still be going back on Saturday! We got to see some people sliding down the dunes, and hopefully we'll get some good pics later!

We came back to the MH for a cup of soup, then off we drove to Cloudcroft. In 16 miles we climbed from 4,234 feet to 8,3116 is a climb! AND they had 8 inches of snow!!! Not a problem, we visited several small shops, and once again plunked down some dinero for a few things we couldn't resist! On the way back down the mountain, we stopped at The Apple Barn, a huge building with antiques, homemade fudge, tons of touristy stuff, but hardly any apples :(

Our next stop was at a Pistachio Store & Winery...where we sampled 6 different wines, and got a pack of Pistachio's, but no wine. It just was not what we were envisioning...We came back to the MH and rested until it was time to walk over to the Moose club - where we indulged in cheeseburgers and fries and onion rings...oh my, it was yummy! It cost us 9.50 which is a huge bargain no matter how you look at it! We also me a lovely couple who invited us to join them Saturday evening for dinner (their treat) and dancing and oh yeah, a masquerade party...Think I'll go as a cowgirl :)

Now we are in our cozy little home, watching the second game of the world series (well, David is anyway!). Tomorrow we will spend the day in Las Cruces - in old town Mesilla.

Come back tomorrow and I'll try to have some might just be all pics!

1 comment:

  1. Peggy
    It sounds really neat. Tomorrow we have a wedding to go to. Jimmy Sarver and Renee.Looking forward to that. I did find out that if you have a Starbucks gift card you can do WI-FI free in Starbucks. Supposed to be a number on the back of the card. It has to have money left on it....but at least you don't have to pay. Stay safe! Love Rita