The Wedding Was AWESOME
The B&B was incredible -- lots of trees and space for the kids to run around and explore (safely) and Sally and Sydney really hit it off with the Archer boys, so they all had a blast together. We plan to spend some time together once our travels are complete for the year.
One minor incident...the kids found some peppers (not sure what kind, but red and definitely spicy) and were "planting" them, but then rubbed their eyes, noses, mouths, etc...so there were some tears, a lot of water and hefty doses of Benadryl going around after that (Syd was spared the trauma as she was napping at the time of mischief-making).
After it was all said and done, Sally wisely remarked, "Oh, I wish I had never touched those peppers!" The boys nodded in agreement.
Otherwise, it was a perfectly spectacular day. Morning wedding followed by brunch and a looooooong and joyous reception. Then in the afternoon, some of us went to the gorge to watch the sunset (fabulous!!) then a quiet dinner before bed.
The B&B is called Hacienda del Sol -- located in Taos, NM and I highly, highly recommend it for singles, couples, families and anyone looking for a well-appointed B&B in a picturesque setting (did I mention they had spa tubs and steam showers in the suites? Loved it!)
We drove to Trinidad, CO on Sunday and spent the night there (main criteria for our hotel search was an indoor pool, which we found). The kids absolutely love when they get to watch a little TV in bed in a hotel, so we indulged in that as well. Then we leisurely drove back to Castle Rock and returned the rental car on Monday.
Unfortunately, the unpacking fairies did NOT pay us a visit while we were away. *sigh* OK, I gotta go unpack some more stuff...c-ya later.
On Wednesday (in one week) the Atkinsons arrive for a visit -- they are staying with us for about a week. My plan is to get some more unpacking done before they get here because I'm sure I won't get anything done during the visit!