We took off for a little overnight getaway. Stayed at Riverbend Hot Springs in Truth or Consequences. It was a great place with really nice soaking pools. If you're traveling through T or C, it's definitely a place to consider staying.
Monday was a gorgeous day and we stopped at Bosque del Apache Refuge on our way south. It was calm, and just the perfect temperature for checking out the birds.
The area where the hot springs are located is quirky with lots of small homes and many creative people. We had a good time driving around checking out places and getting ideas for a wall we want to build at our house.
This gate was particularly interesting with its use of tamarisk (salt cedar) branches.
We also checked out a number of shops and I found the perfect glass that would accept my manual milk frother. It was a real bargain at 50 cents. I've gone through a number of replacements, and it's not easy to find one that accepts the frother.