Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I'm a happy camper!

My Coach is one fun guy! He really knows how to keep me hopping. One week ago today he called me and said, "Hey! How'd you like to go to Ruidosa (N.M.), on Monday?"
So, after a very busy weekend, we loaded up the truck, dropped off the dogs at Ms. Tina's and headed to the mountains. Six hours is a long drive but with my guy singing me songs and my deleting pics from the 1,999 photos stored on my iPhone, the time passed quickly! Don't you love vacations? Both planned and unplanned and especially when it involves picturesque scenery and fragrant pine air.We've had so much fun relaxing on the balcony of our room at The Inn Of The Mountain Gods. Here is the view! After chilling awhile Coach decided to visit the casino and play a little poker. I headed downtown to meet up with my 'bff' Leslie, who just happen to be in Ruidosa too! So Michelle, Lyndsay, Leslie, Erin, Patti and I shopped, lunched and laughed our way around town.

We had so much fun! And to top things off the weather was perfect! Partly cloudy skies and scattered showers kept things nice and cool.

After shopping downtown, we headed to the Emporium, which is a big 'antique mall' on the highway to Cloudcroft. These dos amigos were having lot's of fun trying on hats and scary masks. Yikes!

Everyone found a treasure or two. Lyndsay picked out several pieces of mid-century modern furniture for her new apartment.
When the stores closed and the sun began to set, we girls headed to The Inn of the Mountain Gods where 'six girls' met up with Coach for a leisurely dinner on the deck. Friends, food and fun! One of my favorite combinations.

Tomorrow we'll head back home to the triple digit heat we've been having! But we'll bring more than luggage and shopping bags.....rested bodies and relaxed minds and some new memories to put in our scrapbook of life! Thanks Coach (can't wait to see what you dream up next)!
Hope you have a little vacation or two on the horizon. If not, I pray you'll get creative and make a little magic of you own! If so, I'd love to know!


Channa said...

How fun! What a sweet hubby you have!! A well deserved get away for both of you!

Rochelle said...

Looks like you and yours had a great time...it's good to know there are some people out there enjoying some "nice" weather. Please send some my way - i'm a southern girl drowning in a northern country! :)

lyndsay said...

wasn't that a fun trip? We are all still talking about it and all the Roxanneisms. heheee!! P.S. tell Mike congrats!!

Kim said...

That truly is the ugliest mask I have ever seen, seriously:)

aimee said...

im so glad you were able to take a vaca with family and friends. even better when shopping is involved!