Friday, May 27, 2011

Day 06 - Mayhill, NM

Friday we woke up to a another beautiful day in Mayhill, New Mexico. We had a light breakfast of cereal and juice since we were going to have lunch at a Mexican food place in Ruidoso, NM.

After a leisurely morning we loaded up in the Hummer and headed for Ruidoso for a sort of mini reunion with a former classmate from Plainview High School who neither Kathy or I had seen in 49 years. We would not have known she even lived in Ruidoso if it were not for the website that our Plainview High School class of 62 has. Thanks Sandy!!! When we got to the restaurant there was a couple with friendly faces waiting outside. That couple was Pat Herring Drexler and her husband Charlie.

The restaurant chosen was Casa Blanca. Over lunch we all had fun getting reacquainted and catching up and the Mexican food was delicious.
Pat and Charlie wanted us to come by and see their home. So after lunch we followed them and got to see where they live in Ruidoso and the amazing things they have done to the house they bought there a few years ago. They moved to Ruidoso full-time from Midland, TX about one year ago. Pat has done an amazing job decorating and their home is a real showcase. An interesting note is that she ordered most every furnishing on the inside off the Internet. Pat and Charlie also have children with fur, but they are cats instead of dogs. When we asked if she had any grandchildren she said, "No, I had my children fixed".

We headed back to Mayhill after a short stop at Walmart for some groceries. We decided to eat light for dinner since we had all enjoyed so much Mexican food for lunch. For dinner Linda prepared the pineapple salsa that our son, Jay, made for the Petaluma Chili Cookoff. It was a prize winner. Jay's company received second place in the fruit salsa division. If you are interested in the recipe, just let Linda know. It has quite a kick, but you can make it milder if you are a wimp.

It was another wonderful day of getting to visit with Kathy and Vernon.
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