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         So this weekend i was sent off to my grandmas house due to the fact that my wonderful parents treated themselves to a labor day weekend getaway in Las Vegas. Im not gonna lie, at first i was not very excited to spend three days put of my house unable to hangout with friends or do anything because, oh! i forgot to mention i have an 8 year old brother that i have to babysit.

Saturday morning i woke up at my grandma's and i asked her what the plans for the day where.She said, "we are going to Cloudcroft, and then Ruidoso". At first i thought she was kidding and didn't take her seriously but an hour later i found myself in her van on a roadtrip. In all honesty, I am not a nature person; I dont appreciate camping or anything in that department because of the bugs and other creatures but this lovely lady made me change my point of view.

After what seemed like an eternity on the road,we finally arrived to cloudcroft. I loved the green scenery and the amazing landscape that surrounded us. The beautiful little cottages and little shops made everything seem so warm and inviting. Although the sun was shining at its brightest, in the little town everything was relaxing and cool--It almost seemed like a painting on a wall back at my grandmothers house.

We got out of the van and started walking around taking in the fresh air and admiring the scenery. It was like a slap in the face from mother nature, she was telling me, "hey! look at me i'm beautiful".........It was at that moment that i had an epiphany and realized all that mother nature has to offer us. All these pinetrees and tall evergreens had a purpose in this area. Everything worked in harmony to create an environment so peaceful we rarely even saw an eagle flying over our heads.

My grandmother had brought with her fruit and sandwiches and after the long trip we were all starving. Probably the best part of the trip was getting the chance to eat outside and enjoy nature as it is meant to be enjoyed.

At around 4 o'clock we were on our way back but i did tell my grandma that we had to come back and admire the wonders nature has to offer us.In the end i did learn to not be so close minded to the things such as being an outdoors person.


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Comment by Areli Gonzalez on September 8, 2012 at 9:15pm

I am very glad you like it! I am one of those persons who hates going outdoors!! hiking for me is torture, but you are right! Sometimes appreciating mother nature is a little resheshing!




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