Monday, August 31, 2015

Angel Fire RV Resort

Clubhouse at Angel Fire RV Resort
27479 US-64
Angel Fire, New Mexico  87710

Good Sam's rated Angel Fire RV Resort "10/10*/10",  the #1 RV Park in New Mexico and in the Top 100 out of the 16,000 RV Parks in North America. The Resort welcomed its first RVers in May of this year.

Located on New Mexico's Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, Angel Fire RV Resort is an ideal base for planned day trips to the art galleries & museums of Taos, the Taos Pueblo, Historic Old Cimarron, the Philmont Scout Ranch & Villa Philmonte, Eagle Nest, Red River, local vineyards and the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.

Jim Anderson is the RV Resort Manager. He has over twenty years experience managing RV Resorts.

An entrance view of Angel Fire RV Resort from Hwy US 64, 21 miles east of Taos, New Mexico. 

(Click on any photo to scroll enlarged photos.)

The Gatehouse at Angel Fire RV Resort offers a gift shop, ice, a laundry and bathhouse in addition to registration and information.

 The helpful staff will gladly offer published "day trip" guides.

Angel Fire RV Resort is gated.

Angel Fire RV Resort Clubhouse 

All 102 RV sites have full hook-ups with 50 & 30 amp service. Most sites are pull-thru. There are several sites with double 50 amp service.

At an elevation of 8,406 feet, Angel Fire RV Resort is located in a lush green valley with abundant varieties of wildflowers everywhere one may look. During the summer the highs are in the mid-70's during the day and the lows at night are in the mid-40's. 

The Angel Fire RV Resort Clubhouse offers areas inside and out ideal for socializing, dining, entertainment and meetings.

The lobby of the Angel Fire RV Resort Clubhouse is inviting and spacious with three separate sitting areas as show above and below.

The large banquet/conference room can be arranged to meet most any large or small group's needs. The meeting room can be partitioned off into three separate rooms with big screen TVs in each space for presentations.

 Catering facilities BEFORE preparation...

  Christine Wight, Angel Fire Resort's Director of Resort & Conference Sales, is ready to enjoy the great AFTER preparation results!!!!!

Angel Fire RV Resort Manager Jim Anderson hard at work!! Well, somebody's got to do the tough jobs!!!!

Outback the Clubhouse has a fire-pit. There are rocking chairs and a covered porch for socializing and barbecuing.

There is a separate bathhouse with another laundry and a large hot tub.

The laundry is credit card operated at both locations, no need for quarters.

In addition to the above hot tub, near completion are horseshoe pits, pickle ball and a dog park.

Angel Fire RV Resort is ideally located in the Moreno Valley on the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway surrounded by mountains on all sides. Nearby, Angel Fire Resort offers lodging, fine & casual dining, an indoor swimming pool, an 18-hole Championship Golf Course, tennis, zipline adventures, a ski lift, mountain biking & walking trails, and boating & fishing. 

Nearby are lakes and rivers for kayaking & white water rafting, stables for horseback riding, top rated bike trails and roads for miles of off road four-wheeling adventures.

Beautiful views in every direction.

Angel Fire RV Resort is also a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Angel Fire is clean cool mountain air surrounded by evergreen and aspen forests in all directions. You can be as busy as you want to be -- or NOT!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Colorado Gold!!

The loss of Doodlebug is still very fresh on my heart. During these times I find it comforting to focus on the many blessings in my life. Our trip to Colorado Springs and visit with Aidan on Sunday and our mutual sharing of the beauty of Nature found in these flowers in the majestic Garden of the Gods was one such blessing.

Aidan's captivating smile and positive attitude is another special blessing. It reminded me of our first visit with him 19 years ago in Alaska on his first birthday. On Sunday I asked Aidan if he remembered our first time together and he just shrugged and smiled. I told him that I sure remembered.

On Sunday as Evin, Eddie, Bumble and I drove into Aidan's Academy foster family's driveway to pick him up, my phone rang. It was my dear friend and photography mentor, Carol Ann. She was calling to check of us, as special friends do for one another, and to see how we were doing and where we were. 

Carol Ann and I chatted briefly and shared fond memories of Doodle, Eddie and me meeting "Big Steve" and her in Norman, Oklahoma last year about this time. It was there that Carol Ann showed me the wonders of back-lighting on flowers. I can see us sitting outside our motorhomes in the evenings near the garden center where Carol Ann shared her talents and Doodle taking turns going from one lap to another, spreading her love. 

Though I was missing Doodle, as I was taking the above photos I smiled and was thankful. New memories were made Sunday and I could still see the beauty that was around me. I was double blessed to share it with Aidan. He was standing beside me when I took the photos of the golden flowers and "Big Steve" and Carol Ann were there in my mind. Doodlebug was there is memory and spirit. Doodle would be happy that I can still see beauty, a trait we shared.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Aidan & The Garden of the Gods!!

Yesterday Evin and I visited our oldest grandson Aidan in Colorado Springs. After lunch at the Cracker Barrel we did a driving tour of the Garden of the Gods.

The smoke from the fires in Washington and Oregon had settled in and around the Air Force Academy. At times, the haze concealed the mountains.

After a great afternoon Evin and I returned Aidan to the Air Force Academy where he has just started his second year. We are very proud grandparents.