Tuesday, July 11, 2017

RED RIVER, NEW MEXICO...40 YEARS LATER

We had a family vacation way back in the 70's to Red River, New Mexico - hadn't been there since!  But for my Mother's 75th birthday my sister and I wanted to take her somewhere nice and cool for that special day.  We chose to visit Red River again after all these years.  The size hadn't changed much but there are many more small hotels and condos, along with restaurants and shops.  No big name hotel chains or big box stores.  It's really charming.  You can walk to everything!  We had lots of good times just chatting, laughing, eating out and challenging Mom with a few adventuresome activities!
 Lots of cute places for pictures downtown

At the restaurant at the top of the mountain

Riding up on the ski lift - a 30 minute ride




Mallette Park and cracking ourselves up over selfies!

Mountain tubing

Renting a 4wdrive for a few hours and going up to Greenie's Peak
Hike in Mallette Park


We did spend an afternoon in Taos, too!

At the Mexican Imports store and Taos Plaza

Bent St. Cafe for birthday lunch - so delicious!

Thankful.  






2 comments:

Mark Brewer said...

When I was growing up, we went to RR nearly every summer for 10-12 straight summers to spend a week. We loved that little town. The river, fishing, restaurants, a wonderful knife shop, sometimes mini bikes, etc. etc. Had a blast.

Glad you got to go back and see it again.

Lori said...

I'm so glad you all took her for this special birthday trip. What a great way to celebrate and remember. <3