After the joyful hustle and bustle of taking care of things for Jim’s mom, then helping our son with some home projects, and loving on our granddaughter – the peacefulness of Angel Fire was quite relaxing. During our time there, Jim caught up on work for his contract job, I worked on catching up with the blog posts, and Enzo had a great time running around the dog park with his new-found buddies.
Angel Fire RV Resort was our home for almost three weeks. It’s a fairly new park, that we highly recommend! It’s set in a great location, very well-kept, and just plain beautiful. One of the appealing things about Angel Fire is that it is a small town that just happens to be surrounded by spectacular beauty. We have only visited in the Fall, so I can’t write about what the winters are like, or how good the skiing is. In 2004, we took a family vacation to Angel Fire, and we all fell in love with it. It really hasn’t changed a lot since then – and I like that.
Angel Fired Pizza and Enchanted Circle Brewing, Veterans Memorial, Tin Can Homes
We took a few day trips to Taos where we walked around the Plaza, ate some good Mexican food (Bella’s – two thumbs up!). We also drove out to the Rio Grande Gorge, and even caught a movie at the local theater. There is a fabulous Whole Foods-like grocery store called Cid’s that was a great find.
The drive from Angel Fire to Red River is full of great vistas, and we were in awe of the Aspen trees and their colorful leaves that had just begun to change. We had lunch at Anchovies, a small pizza place, where we ordered the focaccia deep dish – yum! Of course we had to stop at the local coffee house, Major Bean, so that Jim could get some more freshly roasted coffee beans.
Eagle Nest Lake
Part of our package deal at the resort included two rounds of golf. Now, I haven’t swung a club (other than at Top Golf) in a very, very long time. I wasn’t sure I wanted to embarrass myself, but decided to anyway. We got to the seventh hole before I pooped out and figured I would just stick to driving the cart. I have to say, though, I didn’t play half bad – and I wouldn’t mind getting some practice in and trying again. Jim hit like a champ and it was a great day!
The weather forecast was showing the possibility of snow for the last few days of our stay, so we decided to hedge our bets and leave early. We were able to extend our original one night reservation to four nights at Route 66 Casino and RV Resort west of Albuquerque, so we hit the road. It was nice to have a few extra days to prepare for our first dry camping experience. Next stop – the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. WooHoo!!!