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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Cont.

The Springs hotel included full access to the hot springs or you could pay just to use them but pictures were free:)





 Young and old were enjoying themselves (I would have joined them but my swimsuit days are long gone).

 Amazing isn't it?

 The river rolling on down stream.

Check out this hot air balloon in this big open blue sky, no smog here.

and everywhere were flowers...
 all watered by afternoon rains.

Hubby didn't do well in the competition and was having trouble breathing in the high altitude so we headed on home a little earlier than planned and took a different route.

 Check this out....
a revolving post office box wagon wheel. Yep, just drive up and give it a spin and get your mail.


 Is that cleaver or what.....Hubby turned around and went back so I could get these pictures and right after we saw these we saw a wild turkey just mossing along. First time I have ever seen one in the wild like that but of course turning around to take his picture was useless because he was long gone. So fun to see new and different things.

Wished I had check this area out more because we went right by the Purple Adobe Lavender Farm and I would have loved to have visited it and brought home some dried lavender.

Had casually found a hotel at Rio Rancho on the computer before we left home that looked interesting but didn't follow through with the details but thanks to my iphone and google we found it and spent the next night at the Inn At Rio Rancho. The rooms were not fancy but clean and had a some nice little touches...


but what made the place was the grounds.... beautiful. They were having a wedding and we got to see the couple kiss to seal the deal:)








 
The adjoining restaurant had some cleaver lights....







and the Toro Tequila Bar had over 75 varieties of Tequila plus their own brand Aha Toro. My Hubby is a Tequila man and he  gave it a try and gave it a thumbs up. The food was good as well.



I snapped these grand men guarding the entrance as we checked out..



We drove on in to Payson, Arizona and spent the night there before heading home to record temps of 112....

Good bye cool.





9 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Those photos were amazing. And the sky was so clear. Loved the mailboxes too. sandie

Nancy said...

The Springs look a lot like those in Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis. The State Bath House is free, but there's a fee to use the pools.

Michelle said...

Great photos and I do love that mailbox.

Bev said...

WOW!! You just find the most wonderful places!! You need to start a tour business!!

Granny Annie said...

I can only quote you, "Amazing isn't it?"

Lady Di Tn said...

Now that was a fun get away for all of us to enjoy vicariously. The mail box was too cool. Peace

Nancy Kay said...

You have taken some wonderful pictures of the scenery and architecture. I live in a rural area, and I really like the picture of the mailboxes too. We could use that idea for our row of mailboxes!

Inger said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful time! And I love that mail box wheel. How clever is that. And wild life certainly has a way of disappearing before you can snap their pictures.

Linda Chapman said...

WOW! Just - WOW!!