Friday, October 7, 2011

Sunset

We rolled into Amarillo tonight and started waiting for the storms that were predicted.  The sunset was what really caught my eye.  It was wonderful.  Hope you think so too!

From the first…DSC_3735 DSC_3737DSC_3739 DSC_3741 DSC_3743 DSC_3744 DSC_3745DSC_3748 DSC_3749 DSC_3750 DSC_3751 DSC_3752DSC_3757 DSC_3758 DSC_3759 Until the sun disappeared!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Raspberries and Alpacas

Before leaving for Angel Fire I called about somewhere to park the trailer.  As I was talking to the park owner, Monte Verde RV Park, she said we would be there in time to pick raspberries.  WHAT!?  We have been coming here for years.  I did not know there were raspberries to be picked.  Sure enough, near Mora there is a raspberry farm.  We decided what the heck – let’s go pick some.  The name of the farm is Salman Ranch.

10-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 0110-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 0210-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 0310-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 0410-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 0510-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 0610-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 07Beehives – a necessity for the raspberries.10-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 09This house was built in 1835.  Amazing.10-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 1310-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 1410-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 16This house was also built in 1835 but is not lived in.  It sits way up on the hill.10-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 21IMG_1162IMG_1163We ended up with about two and a half pounds of raspberries and the price was great – $5 a pound!

Going back to Angel Fire we stopped to look at the alpaca farm, Victory Ranch.  I may have to take up my knitting again.  That fiber is awesome!!  Not sure I can afford it but I loved the yarn.  And the alpacas are so cute!

10-05-11 alpacas near Mora 0110-05-11 alpacas near Mora 0210-05-11 alpacas near Mora 0510-05-11 alpacas near Mora 07They have hundreds of alpacas. They are sheared once a year in June and invite people to come help or just watch.  They also have tours and let kids feed them.  Well, anyone really.  And they have spinning classes.  Now that sounds like fun!  I may check into it next ;year.  And if you buy their yarn, the dye lot is the name of the alpaca it is taken from.  Yep, worth the trip.

Fall colors in New Mexico

We decided to take our travel trailer to New Mexico for a few days to see the fall colors.  And we timed it right.  But boy did it turn cold on us this trip.  BRRRRRR!  Thank goodness for our heater.  Just want to share some photos.

First the colors…

10-05-11 around Angel Fire NM 0210-05-11 around Angel Fire NM 0610-05-11 around Angel Fire NM 0810-05-11 around Angel Fire NM 0910-05-11 around Angel Fire NM 1010-05-11 around Angel Fire NM 1210-05-11 around Angel Fire NM 1310-05-11 between Mora Angel Fire 0110-05-11 between Mora Angel Fire 0210-05-11 between Mora Angel Fire 0410-05-11 Cimarron Canyon 0110-05-11 Cimarron Canyon 0310-05-11 Cimarron Canyon 0510-05-11 Cimarron Canyon 0810-05-11 Cimarron Canyon 09Caught four redtailed hawks circling and hunting between Mora and Angel Fire.10-05-11 Hawks near Mora 0110-05-11 Hawks near Mora 03This is the one that caught my eye first. I thought it was an eagle.  They are so big.10-05-11 Hawks near Mora 05And the snow up on the really high peaks was really beautiful.  Wheeler Peak is among these.IMG_1165IMG_1167IMG_1169IMG_117110-05-11 mountains Wheeler Peak 0210-05-11 mountains Wheeler Peak 0410-05-11 mountains Wheeler Peak 0510-05-11 mountains Wheeler Peak 0710-05-11 mountains Wheeler Peak 08Next I’ll post photos of our trip over to Mora to pick raspberries and see the alpacas.

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Sunset

We rolled into Amarillo tonight and started waiting for the storms that were predicted.  The sunset was what really caught my eye.  It was wonderful.  Hope you think so too!

From the first…DSC_3735 DSC_3737DSC_3739 DSC_3741 DSC_3743 DSC_3744 DSC_3745DSC_3748 DSC_3749 DSC_3750 DSC_3751 DSC_3752DSC_3757 DSC_3758 DSC_3759 Until the sun disappeared!

Raspberries and Alpacas

Before leaving for Angel Fire I called about somewhere to park the trailer.  As I was talking to the park owner, Monte Verde RV Park, she said we would be there in time to pick raspberries.  WHAT!?  We have been coming here for years.  I did not know there were raspberries to be picked.  Sure enough, near Mora there is a raspberry farm.  We decided what the heck – let’s go pick some.  The name of the farm is Salman Ranch.

10-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 0110-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 0210-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 0310-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 0410-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 0510-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 0610-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 07Beehives – a necessity for the raspberries.10-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 09This house was built in 1835.  Amazing.10-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 1310-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 1410-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 16This house was also built in 1835 but is not lived in.  It sits way up on the hill.10-05-11 raspberry farm near Mora NM 21IMG_1162IMG_1163We ended up with about two and a half pounds of raspberries and the price was great – $5 a pound!

Going back to Angel Fire we stopped to look at the alpaca farm, Victory Ranch.  I may have to take up my knitting again.  That fiber is awesome!!  Not sure I can afford it but I loved the yarn.  And the alpacas are so cute!

10-05-11 alpacas near Mora 0110-05-11 alpacas near Mora 0210-05-11 alpacas near Mora 0510-05-11 alpacas near Mora 07They have hundreds of alpacas. They are sheared once a year in June and invite people to come help or just watch.  They also have tours and let kids feed them.  Well, anyone really.  And they have spinning classes.  Now that sounds like fun!  I may check into it next ;year.  And if you buy their yarn, the dye lot is the name of the alpaca it is taken from.  Yep, worth the trip.

Fall colors in New Mexico

We decided to take our travel trailer to New Mexico for a few days to see the fall colors.  And we timed it right.  But boy did it turn cold on us this trip.  BRRRRRR!  Thank goodness for our heater.  Just want to share some photos.

First the colors…

10-05-11 around Angel Fire NM 0210-05-11 around Angel Fire NM 0610-05-11 around Angel Fire NM 0810-05-11 around Angel Fire NM 0910-05-11 around Angel Fire NM 1010-05-11 around Angel Fire NM 1210-05-11 around Angel Fire NM 1310-05-11 between Mora Angel Fire 0110-05-11 between Mora Angel Fire 0210-05-11 between Mora Angel Fire 0410-05-11 Cimarron Canyon 0110-05-11 Cimarron Canyon 0310-05-11 Cimarron Canyon 0510-05-11 Cimarron Canyon 0810-05-11 Cimarron Canyon 09Caught four redtailed hawks circling and hunting between Mora and Angel Fire.10-05-11 Hawks near Mora 0110-05-11 Hawks near Mora 03This is the one that caught my eye first. I thought it was an eagle.  They are so big.10-05-11 Hawks near Mora 05And the snow up on the really high peaks was really beautiful.  Wheeler Peak is among these.IMG_1165IMG_1167IMG_1169IMG_117110-05-11 mountains Wheeler Peak 0210-05-11 mountains Wheeler Peak 0410-05-11 mountains Wheeler Peak 0510-05-11 mountains Wheeler Peak 0710-05-11 mountains Wheeler Peak 08Next I’ll post photos of our trip over to Mora to pick raspberries and see the alpacas.