Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A Week or Two of Wandering

Loaded up little "Gypsy Rose"  and hit the road.  We had a destination in sight (meeting the kids in Mesa Verde National Park), but not a specific way to get there.  Found this beautiful camp spot high in the Colorado Rockies.  With a place to fish, tall pines, and a great camp host,  it was so beautiful we stayed for 3 days.....just because......... it was so beautiful.

As we traveled around we discovered a National Park we didn't know existed.  Black Canyon of the Gunnison.  Set up camp in the park for a couple of days, but hubby was a bit claustrophobic from staying in the camp trailer, so we set up our tent.  We were voted by the nightly camp strollers as the best camp!

I had purchased 20 of these mums on an after Memorial Day special.  Didn't have time to get them all planted before we left so they were thrown in the back of the vehicle and brightened up our camp table each day.

A friendly doe settled under a tree to get of the sun in the adjoining campground.

found a great second-hand junk store in a small town in New Mexico

Absolutely fell in love with this quaint home turned into a Vintage Store in Taos.

Met Virginia, an ole cowgirl who makes these wreaths.  We had a good visit, come to find out we had both lived in the same little town in California, just at different times.
She can be found every weekend at the Farmington, New Mexico Flea Market.  Stop by and say "Howdy".

I began making my own soap several years before I was married.  I even rendered the fat of hogs to make lard for the soap making process.  My college roommate's dad was a butcher, and provided me with all the tallow or fat I needed.  I appreciate the many soap makers who continue this time honored craft.  I  just had to stop and see this little store, it was filled to the brim with the most delicious soaps.  Had a real nice visit with the owner, Michelle, and purchased a couple of bars.  She gifted me this bar of soap as we were leaving.

Michelle grows many of the ingredients she puts in her soaps.
find her products here

She had these great mats on her floor, painted cardboard with  Sparkly stars!

When traveling, it is not always the places you go or see that make the trip memorable, but the beautiful people you meet along the way.

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