I wrote a bit about our family trip to Red River, NM in my August newsletter last week. But we were there for a full week, and I have many more pictures. It’s such a charming small town. This year was even more interesting since I’m considering using the town as the setting for the next book. (More to come later on that. 😊)
The ropes course at Red River is amazing. Three levels with really challenging activities at each level. In fact, they would be challenging if they were just a foot off the ground, but they begin ten feet in the air and probably increase by ten at each level. I haven’t been up there, which limits my perspective. Here are more pics of the ropes course. First level
Right pic, grandson on 2nd level
We ate every breakfast and lunch in our condos. My older daughter, her husband, and two kids were in one unit, and my younger daughter, her daughter and Bob and I were in another. We had a great patio and ate each lunch there. Such great air—clear, crisp, healthy.
SIL on top level. All kids and grands did all 3 levels multiple times!
It rained a couple of days in the afternoon, but it didn’t cut into any of our activities. Well, some activities are sitting in a comfy, soft leather chair reading, so of course it wouldn’t. But Laura and her daughter Sarah did the whole ropes course in the rain the second time they went up. And I shopped in the rain. It was lovely.
We hope to return next year with everyone. It’s an 10 to 13 hour drive depending on how often you stop, but so worth it when you come down that mountain into the valley.
This is more my speed. Love how close the deer let you get and the river was right outside our patio.
Last Saturday I held a book signing at Monkey And Dog Books, a charming shop in west Fort Worth. The staff was most gracious, and I hope to have a repeat event there maybe in the spring. I was thrilled at how many folks were able to come. Below is the only picture. I just forgot to ask anyone to take them. Bob came at the end and helped pack up. That’s when he took this pic.
I hope everyone who gets this blog is signed up for my newsletter and that everyone who get’s my newsletter gets this blog. Here’s the link to the August Newsletter. https://mailchi.mp/b1fb3712592f/book-signing
Next adventure: I’m planning to post on FB and Twitter short 1-minute videos of me reading from my various books. Because I’m so sequential, I’m beginning with a reading from VERMONT ESCAPE. Finding a passage that fits into a one minute is tough. Finding the camera eye is also a challenge. When I play the video back, I go yikes! This is not like reading to an audience. I can do that pretty well, if I do say so myself. 🙂 But looking at script then looking up to find the camera lens is more difficult than I’d assumed. I’ll get it, but it’s not there yet. Also, I’m getting my hair cut today, so I want to wait for that. Hopefully, I can post the first video next week sometime.
So, where’d you go on vacation this summer? Are you, kids, and grands back in school? Pray for safety for all in schools and public places. Love to hear from you.