Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Our Trip To And From Ruidoso, NM

We had an awe inspiring road trip to and from our show in Ruidoso, NM this weekend. On the way there we traveled NM Rte 60 & 380 going by the Very Large Array and Trinity Site of White Sands Missle Range. Wish we had time to stop and be tourists but we were on a mission.This way it only took 4 1/2 hours.

On the way home we traveled Rt 70 to 25 to 152 to 180 - which took us 8 hours to get home! Stopped in Hatch, NM and picked up some fresh, world famous green chiles. Traveled through the beautiful town of Hillsboro, NM (pictures of our Lady of Guadalupe Church) before we asended into the mountains on Hwy 152 - please see link http://www.desertusa.com/mag04/aug/nm_hy.html which was hairpin turn after hairpin turn. I didn't get any pictures because I was too busy closing my eyes (no guardrails) and gripping my side of the truck. When we got to the summit we rested the truck - which smelled like it was burning at that point - didn't want to overheat - then headed down the other side. I can say we did it - don't need to again. :) It was beautiful and steep and scary and wild!

1 comment:

Oh Ruidoso said...

Great pictures & story. Hope you had great success at the art show.