Having An Adventure

Well, Shantel, we finally made it to Questa, New Mexico. When I researched the area this is part of what I read. “Questa is a small village in Taos county, New Mexico. Renowned for the beautiful scenery surrounding the small historic village. The village offers rare trails into the Rio Grande Gorge, and mountain lakes with trails that access the highest reaches of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, overlooking the area. Located on the Enchanted Circle Byway, near the confluence of the Rio Grande and the Red River”.

Papa and I just can’t hardly wait to begin exploring all there is to see here. You know we love hiking, so this area is a dreamland adventure for us. But getting here was an “adventure” of its own. You know how when things don’t go as planned Papa always says “it’s an adventure”? Well somewhere between Gallup, New Mexico, and Questa, we stopped for lunch at a rest area. That’s where we found out the steps that are supposed to come out when we open the door and retract when we are ready to drive down the road failed to operate properly. They were stuck halfway. Not all the way out, and not all the way in. So Papa had his first “adventure” crawling under the rig and tying the steps up with a rope. That worked well enough to get us going on down the road. However, let me tell you, it is not easy, or a pretty sight, getting in and out of the rig with no steps. Needless to say, Papa is ordering the part needed to fix the problem.

The next time we made a pit stop, I noticed something brown on the counter just under the spice cabinet. Upon further inspection, I found out a bottle of liquid smoke didn’t have the top closed securely, and spilled out all over the spice cabinet and onto the countertop below. Thus, I had my first little “adventure” as I cleaned it all up.

When we finally arrived at our RV Park in Questa, and I started checking to see if anything shifted around in the cabinets while we were traveling down the road, and what do I find but my second little “adventure”. A bottle of honey, that was on the top shelf in the spice cabinet, tipped over and apparently the flip top came up and lots of sticky honey spilled out all over most of the spice jars on the lower shelf, and of course, all over the lower shelf itself… That was not fun to clean up, but I did it, and all is well again. 🙂

Finally, after a long “adventurous” day, Papa and I cooked fresh salmon and sautéed leeks for our dinner, and settled in for the night. It was raining when I went to bed and rained off and on throughout the night. When I got up in the morning and was having my coffee, I looked out the window, and just across the street is a beautiful mountain that was blanketed in snow, and it was only 33 degrees. You well know how much I don’t like to be cold…But the sun is shining as I write this, and the weather channel says it is supposed to be in the mid 80’s by the end of the week. Now I can handle that. 🙂

Today I spent the day getting the rig back in order on the inside while Papa got everything settled on the outside.

Tomorrow, we are heading out on our first day trip. We are going to go towards the Red River area to see what all we can find there.

We love and miss you Shantel.

Stay tuned for more of our expeditions/adventures.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bill
    May 03, 2018 @ 19:24:18

    Can’t wait to get out tomorrow and start the day of exploring.


  2. Ellen Kaufman
    May 03, 2018 @ 20:43:05

    Awww that is sweet story about your adventures and I’m sure Shantel will be happy to read how calm and organized you handle the spills and the broken steps.
    The weather will be beautiful there and I’m sure you will enjoy every minute of your vacation in New Mexico. Love you guys and Bill, I’m sure Virginia is thinking It’s so nice to have a man like you around the house.


    • beyondcinderella
      May 04, 2018 @ 12:39:48

      Thank you Aunt Ellen. The weather is already starting to warm up, and yes, I do love that Bill is able to fix things around our rig when they break. It would be very frustrating, and expensive, to have to call a repairman for every little thing that breaks. Love you. XoXo


  3. gotham girl
    May 04, 2018 @ 01:48:30

    Oh dear!! As we all know…things could be worse! Now the real fun begins…and I just can’t wait to read and see what all you and my Bro find in the incredible state of NM! Love you and HAVE FUN!


    • beyondcinderella
      May 04, 2018 @ 12:42:54

      Right Frissy, things could always be worse, so I just keep in mind that this is all just part of life on the road… as with all things in life, we just take the good with the bad.. We are over the top excited to be here in NM and seeing all this beautiful state has to offer. Love you. XoXo


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