It's once again time for our annual "Geezer Gathering". As our long time followers know, every year we rent a house and get together with our oldest and dearest friends, John and Greg, and Jack and Steph. This tradition started ten years ago when John, Jack, Val and I all turned 60 and decided we should get together and celebrate entering "geezerdom". It has since turned into an annual event and this year is the 10th anniversary. For the background on this and the origin of our friendships here is a link to my first post on this event.
This year we will be renting a house in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Ruidoso is located in south central New Mexico adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest in the Santa Blanca Mountain Range. Besides being a ski and recreation area, the only other claim to fame we could find was that the area was once the home of Billy the Kid, the notorious outlaw, and the site of the infamous Lincoln County War.
Except for a short train trip to to Reno for Val's birthday, we haven't traveled since our April trip to Hawaii so we are ready to get going. Besides spending a week in Ruidoso we are also going to stop in Las Vegas for a few day; we can't travel through Nevada with stopping for a little gambling. :-) Since I have given up trying to keep up with the blog as we travel, we probably will already be home by the time you read this.
That's it for now, time to load up the 4-Runner and hit the road.