Monday, July 24, 2006

We had a nice weekend. Bo & I took a spur-of-the-moment trip to Red River, NM on the motorcycle. Mason went to his Aunt Lana's on Saturday morning and will be there until Wednesday, so Bo suggested we ride up to Red River and spend the night. We left Saturday morning about 9:30, dropped Mason off in Channing (I drove the truck to Channing with Mason while Bo followed on the motorcycle), we left the truck at Lana's and took off for Red River. The weather was very nice on the way up with a temperature in the mid 80's. I did get sunburned though. When we got to Cimarron, NM, it started to sprinkle a little bit and sprinkled on us all the way thru the mountains to Red River. Thankfully we had rain gear so it wasnt bad and really didnt rain that hard. It was cloudy in Red River, but had pretty much stopped raining. There were alot of people there for some reason, which we never really figured out. Most of the hotels had 'no vacancy' signs on, so we stopped at the first one that said 'vacancy.' It was Lifts West, which used to be pretty nice, but we got a very crummy room this time, very small and just not nice at all, with no amenities, just one little bar of soap. Bo was sleepy from the drive so he decided to take a nap, while I set out to mill around town. I came back to the hotel in an hour or so and we went to eat at a good Mexican restaurant there. Afterwards we walked around some more, then stopped by the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for some dessert. It was very good. I had my favorite, Haystacks which I love and don't allow myself to indulge in very often. We sat out on a bench and enjoyed our chocolate along with a beautiful view. Afterwards we headed back to the hotel and sat out on our balcony for a while, reading. Well, actually I was listening to my book while Bo read. I am listening to a book called 'The Life of Pi.' It's very interesting, but I must say sometimes a little too descriptive for my taste about really gross things, like dismembering and eating and drinking the blood of a turtle. Ugh. The book is about a 16 year old boy who is stranded at sea on a lifeboat for 227 days with a Bengal tiger. Yes, just him and a Bengal tiger on a life boat! It really is a good book though and I'm enjoying it alot. Anyway.... after a while of reading (and listening) we went in and went to bed. I was tired after the long drive, but I didn't sleep very well. The next morning we got up around 6:00, Bo went for a run, while I got ready for the day, then we both went for some coffee and a long walk around town. It was pretty chilly at first (probably in the 40's), but warmed up after a bit. We had some breakfast and got ready for the drive home. We had to bundle up pretty good because it can get pretty chilly on a motorcycle if the temperature is low, and it was until we got thru the mountains. Once we got past the mountains though, it warmed up pretty fast. We pulled over and started shedding clothes. I had to keep my jacket on though because of my sunburn from the previous day. I didn't want it to get any worse, and I'm glad I kept the jacket on now, because the sunburn has been pretty uncomfortable. The temperature got into the mid 90's on the way home and whew, we were cooking by the time we got to Channing. I got to change vehicles then and ride the rest of the way home in the air conditioned truck, while poor Bo had to ride in the heat for 50-60 more miles. He survived though and we got home around 5:00. We just vegged out and relaxed the rest of the night.

So that was our weekend and boy, did I get longwinded! Hope you didn't get too bored reading.


Rudy said...

It sounds like ya'll had a good time..But a long day...

Glenda, saved by grace said...

I read The life of Pi..., it gets alot better towards the end. The first 100 or so pages was pretty boring.Somebody gave it to Chad when he was in Henderson county and he really enjoyed it, and gave it to me to read. It was pretty good. I'm glad ya'll had a good time. Better you to get the sunburn than me, I would have roasted. I have barely even been in the sun this year.
Love ya,