Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Ranch in New Mexico

We spent the last couple of days at the second Escapees’ park named “The Ranch” that we are considering for our future.  This park is between Carlsbad and Roswell…….or you can say it is between the Bats and the Aliens.  Eh! either way, it is a nice park and people are not only friendly, they consider each other family. 
The park’s closest town is Artesia.  What I would consider a very well kept NM secret.  We saw evidence of a lot of community pride everywhere.  A small town with a big heart.  The downtown area is well kept, clean, and has a lot of statues throughout.   

We did not do the walking tour since we needed to do our grocery shopping and it was getting late.  I did look at it on the Artesia’s website.  This online Walking Tour shows quite a few of the statues around town. 

We started by going to the Art in the Park after hearing one of the Escapees would have a booth there.  The vendors can only sell handmade items.  Nothing else was allowed and the vendor’s booth would get cancelled if their items were not handmade.  

We stopped by to see Nancy’s unique handmade jewelry.  Here’s her website: KrisJen Creations if you would like to see her beautiful jewelry.  

We were also told that the event was moved from the park because too many people were ruining the park’s grass.  The event was now held in the football field.  How busy could it be that they had to move it?  Oh! It was very busy!  We were truly surprised at the turnout.  I enjoyed checking out all the different booths but it was too busy to take photos.

I have been watching a group of Scaled Quails run around the park.  They are so funny to watch as they run from one hiding place to the next. They came for a visit to our site and I got some good photos of one brave fellow.  He did not seem to mind me taking his photo.  I can see where they got their name.
You put your left foot in...

.....and you shake it all about

....and that's how you do the Quail's Hokey-Pokey!!
Here a few of the little houses that I liked.  Many of the houses/sheds have the same building design, but each one had its owner's creative expression.
Nice and solid

His and Hers?

My favorite!

Monday, we head for Albuquerque.  It'll be a long travel day for us if we go the whole way.  Depends on how we feel.  Yea, it's a rough life.

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  1. Following back. Appreciate it.
    Ohio Outdoors

  2. Sounds like so much fun, beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing!

  3. The quails are just beautiful!

  4. What a wonderful place!! I miss being in WNY and going to the wonderful craft fairs there. I would really have enjoyed the one you were at!

    have a wonderful day!

  5. Thanks Ohio Outdoors, Trina, and "Anonymous"!

  6. I bet you would have enjoyed this one, Michelle. The town advertised that many of the items would be One of a Kind and I believe them! So inspiring!

  7. Great photos! Thanks for sharing--I always love to read about others' travels.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and following, too!

  8. Sounds like a great trip. Love the photos. I've never seen a quail before. I never knew how pretty they are.

  9. Thanks for stopping by Tricia

  10. Thanks Sher, They are pretty. I have never seen one up close so this a first for me.


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