Eagle Nest is like a speck on the map - between Cimarron and Angel Fire. A quaint little town, but don't blink or you might miss it! I think it's main claim to fame is the fishing. It was a beautiful spot with a couple of RV parks and some cute cabins to rent. We dilly-dallied through it on our way back to Cimarron to meet up with Bubbie.
We shopped, mainly. And admired the art along the street. We ran into a very colorful local woman named Gaye who followed us all around her shop, showing us where it used to be a wild west bar with bullet holes in the floor. It was packed full of artifacts and antiques. We must've been in there an hour! We only bought soap from her, but she was very friendly and talked to us like we were her long lost friends from Texas.
GIANT trees. Gosh, I love big trees.
This eagle sculpture is attached to a fountain. Wouldn't that be cool at the Burnet property? Note to self: get a giant eagle sculpture with fountain, pronto.
There was an arts and crafts kinda thing going on in a big field in the center of "town", so we bopped on over to it. Hubby bought a copper bracelet he'd been shopping around for, I bought some pretty pottery from a quirky- but-nice pottery lady from Truth or Consequences.
Then we noticed that over under a pavilion, the chamber of commerce was offering a $5 lunch - cheeseburger, chips, cookie and bottled water.. I'll take two please. Included was a breezy view of the crafts fair and some country music.
The best thing about Eagle Nest? The gorgeous views. Of a mountain that, somewhere in there, my kid has just climbed down from. Here we come, Bubbie!