Aug. 29- Sept. 2: Ruidoso, NM Friends
As we neared New Mexico, the scenery improved.
We saw huge patches of these beautiful yellow wildflowers.
We arrived at the home of Jack and Margaret on Thursday morning. We were about a week early, but they were so gracious to us! They have a gorgeous home among the pines.
During our stay, we went for walks in the woods and along a nearby stream.What a beautiful scene!
Another view of the stream.
A pond located along the stream where Jerry and Jack are solving the world’s problems.
Rusty, Jack and Margaret’s golden retriever, went for a dip in the pond.
He’s telling me how refreshing his little swim was.
Lotto, their shit Tzu, said he’d walk, but not swim. He didn’t want to mess up that carefully coifed tail.
As you can see on the right, some homes come right down to the edge of the stream.
Lotto says, “What? Another walk? I don’t think so!”
To show our gratitude for their hospitality, Jerry started making them some whirligigs. I think he had made 5 by the time we left.
Sometime during one of the nights we were there, a bear found himself a meal inside their dumpster. Their neighbor, behind the dumpster, is not too happy about having to pick up trash from his yard.
Unfortunately, we had to leave beautiful, cool Ruidoso and head back to hot Texas. We left early on the morning of Sept. 2 and drove to La Mesa, TX, where we are spending the night. We’ll make it home tomorrow, but we will definitely be retuning to visit our good friends in Ruidoso!!!!!