We took a week off to visit Angel Fire at the end of October. There were a few reasons we decided on this week. First, Nana and Pappy recently bought a new vacation house in Angel Fire that we hadn’t seen yet. Second, it had been 1 year since Anne passed away so we thought it would be good to get away and spend some time with family. And third, I was turning 30.
We had a good relaxing week enjoying family, nice weather, and the great outdoors. We really enjoyed watching Hannah and Nathan hiking and exploring the great outdoors, and they LOVED it! Jennifer and I spent a couple of days by ourselves towards the end of the week thanks to Nana and Pappy (they took Hannah and Nathan back to Canyon). We got a massage, dinner, and a movie in Taos on day, and then spent my birthday hiking. Here are a few pictures from our trip:
Stopping for lunch on the way up there (can you tell it’s gameday?)
We took the kids on a few hikes. They liked walking but also liked riding the in pack. They couldn’t decide which was better.
Hannah by the “Big Tree”
We found a hiking trail and picnic table near the house so we went down for a picnic one day for lunch
Nathan kept climbing on all the rocks and yelling “Ta-Da!”
Jennifer and I did the Eliot Barker trail on my birthday. We thought about climbing Touch Me Not Mountain, but a local gear shop advised us that it was elk season and there were lots of hunters up there camped out, so we stayed closer to town. I had hoped to get to the top and then say “I’m 30, touch me not!" but it didn’t happen.
Here a few pictures of the house
Views of Wheeler Peak, the highest peak in New Mexico:
We can’t wait to go back in the winter to ski.
On the way back through Canyon, Nana (and Hannah) made me a birthday cake and we had steaks for my birthday dinner.
That’s a lot of candles.