Friday night we enjoyed a wonderful Italian dinner cooked by Kenny and Robin. We started off with a unique salad: mixed greens, blueberries, strawberries, walnuts, blue cheese, and poppyseed dressing. Then we enjoyed penne a la vodka and garlic bread made with local cheddar that had green chilies and tequila in it. Dessert was a pumpkin-chocolate pie.
On Saturday they picked us up at our campsite and took us site-seeing and shopping.
The first stop was McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch, where we saw the world's largest pistachio and bought some pistachio brittle and blueberry preserves.
Our second stop was Eagle Ranch, which also had pistachios, but in addition, had some nice wines. I tasted their sweet Riesling and like it but chose not to buy a bottle.
From there we headed up the mountain towards Cloudcroft, and stopped at the Old Apple Barn in High Rolls. They had lots and lots of curios, candy, preserves, and fudge. I walked out with some very pretty bamboo plates and bowls for the trailer. They look a bit like stone--but can be used like melamine (except they're safe for the microwave, which is why I got them).
From there we drove up to Cloudcroft, and enjoyed lunch at the Texas Pit BBQ Restaurant. We walked around and visited all the shops, and I'm very proud to say that I didn't spend a penny!
Kenny dropped us off back at our campsite around 4, and we enjoyed a quiet evening together before going to bed at 9:00.
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