Thanksgiving is over...the turkey and stuffin' is gone....now it's time to get ready for Christmas........and I know JUST the place to get a head start on holiday spirit.....RED RIVER, NEW MEXICO!
Jill and I are heading up the mountain for the 2nd annual Red River Holiday Bazaar Thanksgiving weekend but first we gotta check out the town a bit before we get to work. Stop #1....TURKEY TIME----whoo-doggies take a looky-look at THIS Tom Turkey. He's a big one and he's inviting me into his store-Climates Store.
This has GOT to be my all-time FAV store in Red River for TWO reasons! One---they are PET-FRIENDLY and they have neat pet stuff....along with other neat stuff for the whole family! 2) I get the royal treatment when I shop there...why who wouldn't want to be shown around in style by Miss Tabitha....MWAAAHHH! Here's a Jack-Smackaroo for your fine dog-spitality to me while shopping at Climates! Thanks!
But now it's time to get down to business----dog business! Here I am at the Red River historic Community House for their Holiday Bazaar. I'm paw-digraphing my book...and trying to look very dog-ficial of course!
And just as I was settlin' into the job...who comes along by my good buddy Miss Karen! Howdy there....SO glad to see you here in Red River! I heard through the barkvine that YOU are the new Executive Director of the Red River Chamber of Commerce! Pretty doggone cool! And thanks for coming to welcome li'l ol' ME to your town!
This is one fun holiday bazaar! I got to see lots of great folks who were in town for the holiday weekend and the OFFICIAL opening of the Red River Ski Area! Folks were in town from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico....LOTS of places..and I got to give out lots of official Jack kisses....you know the SLURPY kind!
(A FEW HOURS LATER)
I'm done workin' the crowd at the Holiday Bazaar....now it's time to check into my favorite Red River lodge-The Golden Eagle Lodge. Hey Miss Marla..... I'M HERE!
It's darn pretty too when it's all dressed up for the Holidays...don't you agree?
And YAH---there IS snow! Machine-made and some from Ma Nature too! The slopes opened this weekend....Yup-Pup..it is once again Ski season in Red River and in New Mexico! Get packin' all you snow bunnies out there!
And of course when you are at the ski area it's a doggone necessary thing to head to the Lift House Bar & Grill for a tasty burger and some liquid libation too! AND....drum roll here....the slopeside patio cafe is PET-FRIENDLY! Yup...the best place to ski AND eat and drink while in Red River. No trip to Red River is complete without visiting the Red River Ski Area!
Before we leave town, we take a drive through Red River with a quick stop at one of Red River's historic sites, the Little Red Schoolhouse Museum.....ain't she cute.......