Most summers for the last several years, we’ve taken a family vacation to Red River. This was a tradition we started when the kids were little when Bob had a generous client who let us stay in their two bedroom unit in Lifts West. We have fond memories of those trips, generally taken in August. A couple of times we went during spring break for the skiing. For the longest time, a picture of our older daughter hung in the ski chalet. Pretty cool.
Where we stayed when girls were young.
Life happens, kids get older and have their own activities precluding those kinds of family vacations. But after our daughters were married and had children of their own, we told them we’d like to go on a family vacation again and asked where they wanted to go, suggesting the beach or the mountains. We were pleasantly surprised when they both instantly said the mountains, specifically Red River.
Granddaughters hiking the mountain 2016
So began the recent trips to Red River. We planned to go toward the end of July this year, but then Covid 19 arrived and out of an abundance of caution and with the Texas numbers rising, with much sadness, we canceled.
Great steaks. Always eat there a couple of times.
Deer in the Mist
Trail above the river
However, I’m getting to experience Red River in a different manner this summer. TAINTED, my 8th book, with an expected release fall 2020, is set in Red River. As I go through the editing & rewriting process (which at this point involves listening to the book read by my computer 😊), I get glimpses of this charming mountain town. Pictures from various trips jump into my mind in technicolor. So, thinking you might be missing out on your vacation, too, I decided to share some of our favorite pictures with y’all.
View from the lifts
Fond Memories
I hope you’re managing during this pandemic. Please wear your mask if you go out and social distance. Think we’re in for a long haul. Be safe. Do you have a special place for vacations you return to? Love to hear from you.
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10 responses to “RED RIVER, NEW MEXICO

    • Hey, Vicki. Just back from second walk. No breeze! Uck. But I got the walk in. Oh, Vancouver. I’m envious. We had tentative plans to go there this fall. I’d found a cool condo unit in downtown Victoria. Was looking forward to seeing some of our writing buds who live up that way. and taking in the gorgeous scenery. Fortunately, I hadn’t made the reservation before pandemic hit. I haven’t been to Colorado Spring, but loved Boulder from a quick trip there with a Margie Lawson group. Have never been to Switzerland. We are blessed to have vacation spots we enjoy so much. Here’s to when we can make those trips again. Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂


    • Hey, Susan. Yes, I’ve loved writing this book. I truly could be a ambassador for the town. Glad you liked the pics. I reached back and brought some out from earlier trips. Had forgotten about the dear in the mist and the sweet one with Bob an the grands. Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂


  1. Hi Marsha, thanks for sharing your lovely photos. Our favourite place to holiday, both when I was a child and with my own children, was to a wonderful beach in North Wales. We loved it. These trips do store up great memories. Looking forward to your next release.

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    • Hey, Helena. I have a good friend who lived in Wales for two years and when she goes back to visit, she speaks with an accent. It’s so funny. Where is the beach? I’d love to check with her if she’s familiar with it. Nice you can take your family to a place you went to as a child. The book is coming along. Listening to it from the computer, catching things before sending it to an editor. A bit tedious in that monotone computer voice. LOL Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂

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  2. Marsha, the beach is called Porth Niegwyl in Welsh and Hell’s Mouth beach in English. We liked it because it’s quiet and the waves are great – not too fierce for children, but high enough to be fun.
    That’s a great idea to listen to your book. Glad to hear it’s coming along!

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  3. Love your pictures! Sorry you didn’t get to go this year! We had been thinking of getting our family there sometime and after being a beta reader for Tainted, it spurred me on to make plans for summer 2021! Happy to say we’re booked! It would be so much fun if y’all were there at the same time! ❤️

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    • Hey, Julie. Glad you got something extra from the job of being a Beta Reader for TAINTED, which I really appreciate. Yes, I think we all look forward to next summer. Your family will have an awesome time. Your grands are old enough to enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂


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