2017 Guide to the Land of Enchantment

A new year has a lot of folks looking ahead to making travel plans for family vacations and quick getaways over upcoming three-day weekends. We thought that since we have been posting about our road trips around New Mexico and Colorado, some of you may be inspired to head out west in 2017. Here are a few attractions and travel resources to help you decide where you want to go and when.

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Reality bites

Happy December!! Since we are celebrating six months, I guess now is as good a time as any to do our best to explain how we’re making out since La Nina left laughing at us…

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3 months and 21 years

It’s hard to believe that we’ve been at Sahalee full-time for just 90 days. It seems so natural, like we’ve been here our whole lives. Our 16 years in Florida now seem very much like a sweet tropical dream- Just a little blip on our personal time travel continuum.

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Ol' Reliable

My first car!! Needed a truck for my Grrrls… Thank you to the Gunnison Community Bank for floating me the loan! 😉

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On the hunt…

Time to get serious about finding some property and getting back to the mountains!!  We have both always enjoyed Northern New Mexico and it is certainly cheaper than Colorado.  We identified a few pieces of property that we wanted to look at, but also just wanted to explore the area to see what else we could find.  The goal at this point is to find something at less than $1000/per acre and to be off the grid as much as possible.  One of the pieces of land we wanted to look at was 280 acres just north of Tres Piedras, while it was nice it was certainly just a dream for us as there was no way we could afford that big of a piece of land.  Alright, Florida’s still growing on us.  We don’t want to rush it though and make a bad decision—let’s just stay in Florida, certainly we will find something that fits our requirements before too long!!

On the way to look at the 280 acres on the west side of the gorgegorge

West Meets East

First truck (all the way from CO), first house, in the same shot… Worlds collide. 🙂  No doubt young love was in full  bloom!  Florida is beautiful, let’s buy this house with all the fruit trees in the yard, get married on the beach,  hang out for a couple of years and then head back to the mountains.  The best laid plans right……I mean who woulda thunk a couple of mountain kids would own a house with Fruit trees in the yard, certainly not us!!

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Paradise Found

Welcome to the Sunshine State!! We’ll just flip a house and head back home in three to four years, or maybe not!!  We left sleepy Gunnison, CO to find out what the east coast and the ocean are all about.  How beautiful it is.  Carey had been to Cocoa Beach, FL before and I just happened to have family not far away in Cocoa, FL so we decided to give it a shot.  What a great place.  The views are amazing, the wildlife is amazing and young love was in full bloom.  While we did love it here, it was just supposed to be a temporary stop—we are mountain folk after all:-)  Questions about Florida?  Don’t be shy, ask in the comments!!

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