Thursday, July 9, 2009

Rocky Mountain High...

...but not in Colorado. Not this year. We were not able to take the time to do our annual camping trip to Colorado this summer, so to satisfy our need to be in the mountains, we decided to take a short trip to Red River, New Mexico. We were only there 2 days, but we managed to fill those 2 days to the brim! Come with me and I'll show you what we did...
We drove the "Enchanted Circle" which was a beautiful drive that took us to Taos. Loved the old buildings..
and really loved the neat shopping that was there!
Right outside Red River, we took a 10 mile (round trip) hike up to Lost Lake (yep, it was really 10 miles!)
There was even a little bridge to help us cross the creek. It was a great hike, but boy were we tired when we got back to the car!
We did a little
though only 1 of us was lucky enough to catch a fish!
And of course, I found lots of flowers !
Flowers always grow so well in the cool mountain air.
These flowers were in town..
And these were only 2 of the many flowers we passed on our hike.
It was the perfect get-a-way! If I can't be digging in the dirt, being 11,000 feet up in the mountains really puts in smile on my face!
Our daughter and future SIL are in town this weekend for wedding planning so I will be away from blogging for a few days. I hope everyone is having a good summer, and if you live in an area (like ours) that is experiencing terrible heat, be careful out in the garden!

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees." John Muir


JenningsJunk said...

So glad you were able to make a little trip to the mountains. Your pictures and description are great. Cuddles that you included a picture of yourself!! Hope the wedding planning goes well.

tina said...

Have fun with your daughter. Your vacation looks like fun-all except that 10 mile hike:)

Meadowview Thymes said...

jj-it was sure nice to leave the heat a bit!

Tina--lol. That's probably what hubby would say about the hike, but it was awesome!

Susie said...

Hey Linda, seeing and hearing about that hike made me miss our trip to the Smokies. I enjoy hiking like that so much. Glad you were able to see some wildflowers in bloom.

Enjoy your time with your daughter and have a great weekend!

Meadowview Thymes said...

Hi Susie! Actually, I thought of you as we were hiking! I knew this would be a hike you would enjoy.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I love those adobe buildings! Ahh, just the thought of being in the cool, cool mountains (instead of the hot, hot prairies) lifts my spirits.

Lola said...

Great pics. Hope you had a wonderful time as it appears.
Enjoy your time with your dau.

Meadowview Thymes said...

I love adobe too Nola! I love all the decorating "stuff" in NM!
And we loved the cooler temps. It was 39 the morning we left to come home!

Thanks Lola.
Hey, so you lived in Lewisville! My favorite cross stitch shop is there...Aida Works. In fact, since cross stitch is no longer a popular item, it's the only shop around.
Bet you're glad you are not there now with these hot temps! Whew, it's hot!

misterreereeder said...

Thanks for sharing your vacation pictures. I enjoyed them. (I'm just a little jealous.)

Meadowview Thymes said...

Glad you enjoyed the pictures MR! See you in a another week!

Brenda said...

I wish I could feel some cool mountain air! Don't much like to travel, but the heat here is getting intolerable, huh? I'm glad you got a little get away. Rejuvenates a person oftentimes. Even if they think they don't need it!
(Tells ya I probably need it!)

Meadowview Thymes said...

Brenda, I would have brought some cool air with me for Texas if I could have. It was 39 in the early morning the day we left! This heat is so depressing..
especially when you know the plants have plenty of water--it's the heat that is killing them.

Anonymous said...

Looks like an interesting place to visit Linda. Have fun with the wedding plans. :)

Pam/Digging said...

I love New Mexico, and your pics make me wish I was in Taos or Santa Fe right now!

Meadowview Thymes said...

Pam--it was sure nice there! No hot temps like here...pretty flowers, streams, mountains, and GREAT shopping! :)