Friday, September 2, 2011

Cloudcroft and a Day in the Mountains

 Thursday was a day to get out of the house for a bit. Since we are going to be here for another 6 weeks, we thought we'd take a look at some of the RV parks up in the mountains. We have givin thought to moving to one of the mountain RV parks for a change of scenery and cooler temps when our time is up here.

On our way up we stopped in at the Old Apple Barn, it's a typical tourist stop which sells all kinds of goodies and trinkets in a old country atmostshere. It was fun looking at all the old stuff and things for sale. We only stayed for a 1/2 hour or so and then it was farther up into the mountains.

 I'll spare you the blow by blow on all the little RV parks up here. Most are pretty tight, small spaces, no TV reception and no WiFi. Great places for a weekend getaway or week long stay, but for any longer it could get old quick. However if you have satellite TV and don't depend on wifi, these mountain RV parks would be a nice getaway from the desert summer heat. So we decided to just stay where were at until it's time to head out, as the temps should start cooling off a bit soon.

One great thing about spending the day in the mountains, was the wild flowers were in full bloom, everywhere you looked it was just beautiful.

The day was getting on and we had planned on being home for dinner, however, our tummies had different plans, as we got pretty hungry staying out later than we planned. We stopped in the small mountain town of Cloudcroft for dinner at one of our favorite places, the Western Bar and Grill. We got into town just after 5:00pm and as you can see the sidewalks roll up pretty early here, but that's the charm, it's not so touristy that is loses its small town roots. Well after filling ourselves with Chicken Fried Steak and Honey Battered Fried Chicken (yes, we chose the healthy heart It was time to head home and back down to the desert heat. One can get used to 70 degree temps pretty quickly after a few months of upper 90s and 100s.

Ok, that was our quick day out, take care and we'll see you back here again in a few days.


Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Nothing wrong with those healthy options you had for dinner. Celery and carrots get old pretty quick.

Beautiful contryside up in those mountains. People don't believe me when I tell them NM has trees and forests.

Mike and Terri said...

Love me some country fried steak and fried chicken! :-)