Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Vacation Part One

Since I was on vacation for nearly a month, I'm breaking it up into a few parts for you so you don't get too overwhelmed.  You're welcome.

Every year my husband's family travels to Red River, NM for a week of fishing, hiking, and resting.  I must admit, I was very skeptical of this vacation plan when we first got married because it is totally opposite of how my family vacations, but I have loved these past few years in New Mexico.  It really is nice to get away with the goal of simply relaxing.

Red River, NM is at the very base of the Rocky Mountains in northern New Mexico.  We're not too far from Colorado when we're there.  It is really beautiful.  But New Mexico is in a severe drought.  So much so that the forest was closed.  We were still able to go and fish because we stay on private property that has its own lake and river.  It was really sad though to see the land so incredibly dry.

However, the fishing was great!!  This is what I caught on the very first day along with Heath, my brother-in-law, and his catch:

Pretty nice fish!  I use a spinning rod, and Heath, Justin, and Tommy (father-in-law) use fly rods.  Sometimes Tommy goes back to a spinning rod, but he is fly fishing more and more.

Then, on Monday, they stocked the lake.  Justin and I went down at around noon to fish, and by 3 pm I had caught about 25 fish, along with these bad boys that I kept:

Since we (well mainly I) were doing so well we continued to fish until the lake closed at 7 pm.  I ended up catching over 40 fish plus all of these:

Oh yeah, and Justin caught this:

But I caught all of these:

Basically it was the best day of fishing that any one in the family has ever had!  And my in-laws have been going for about 30 years.  I outfished them all.

I might be a little bit proud of myself.

Just a little bit.

The rest of the week was super fun.  We went to see Harry Potter 7 pt. 2 which I LOVED.  We also rode the chair lift, which was really pretty.

All in all, it was a great week.

Now it's your turn!

Do you prefer to be super busy on vacation or just relax?
- I really like both, but I guess if I had to choose one I like going new places and doing a lot.

Would you rather go to the mountains or the beach?
- Another tricky one, but I have to go with the mountains.  So beautiful.

1 comment:

  1. hhhhmmmm....

    I'm going to be "that one" that answers both to both questions. you're welcome.