It has been a long January. We have wanted to spend every second of every weekend snowboarding and taking advantage of only living two miles from the Chile Express, however, our family has been down with the sickness. We get up, we get down with the sickness. We hoped to take Olin on her first Magic Carpet ride last weekend, however I thought we still needed a couple days to recoup and let her conserve energy. So, we decided to take a family van trip to Red River, New Mexico- just up and over the Bobcat Pass across from Angel Fire.
We started with breakfast at the Old Tymer's Cafe. Collin had the Eggs Benny, and Olin and I split a BEC crossiant with hashbrowns. The food and coffee were both delicious, and the staff was exceptional- not too hovery and always smiling with drink refills. It was the perfect way to start the day in Red River.
The dogs came along on the trip, of course. They hung out in the van, as the temperature was just right to accompany Taco's naturally thick coat, and Dobby's Patagonia vest borrowed from Olin's closet (we were lucky enough to snag one at a re-used gear shop in Jackson Hole last summer for a bargain). We took a loop through the base of the ski resort and got excited at the idea of coming back to ride. The old cat at the entrance makes a great welcome into the unique town of Red River.
Red River Brewing Company
We had such an amazing day and met up with some friends and made some new ones. I learned a Costa Rican expression from our new friends that described the moment perfectly- "Pura Vida!" It was great to explore unfamiliar places with the fam, all within a 40 minute drive from the house.
Oh, and how could I ever forget to mention the Mile High Ice Cream Pie.
Dogs & Diapers