BTW, if you have seen or choose to see The Outfitters, it is SO Lincoln County. I can't truly explain it, because you kind of have to be here to experience it. The Rodeo Bar has been closed now for a long time, but it was refurbished for the movie. The cafe, Smokey's, really exists and looks the same (food there is passable, but "greasy spoon-ish," in my opinion;that's OK for breakfast but I don't care for it lunch or dinner. :)), but the high school hasn't had cheerleaders for years ... something to do with cat-fights between the girls or something of the sort. It's a strange but very funny movie, especially if you "get" the dynamics of the long-timers in the area.
Since the screen and equipment wasn't to be returned until Monday, The Boss decided to see another movie on Sunday night, so he put in The Big Blue, and a bunch of us went and watched it last night. It got really chilly last night. I had on a light jacket and had to pull a little throw out of the car and wrap up to be comfortable.
I missed the first part of the movie because I went out to dinner last night with Allan, our cousin and her hub, and Allan's coworker and his wife. We were celebrating that Allan and his business partner had closed papers to open a franchise real estate office. We met at an excellent steak place and had an scrumptious dinner and glass of wine. Great evening with lots of fun conversation, joking and relaxation.
And yesterday I got a surprise when my friend who was coming this week from KC called me saying that she wondered it she could come here earlier than planned. She became burned out on camping and decided to not stay in the Gila Wilderness any longer. Smart move in my opinion. That place is very rough country, full of rattlesnakes and wildlife that might hurt her or her dog. So she arrived here early afternoon, went to dinner with us and joined me at the movie.
This weekend is a big bike rally in Ruidoso. The town was full of noisy Harleys. I try to avoid going in when I know about these rallies. I don't mind the people at all (after all there is a huge, HUGE number of babyboomers present who are in real life doctors, lawyers and CPAs, and definitely not a threat!!), but the noise can be just awful! It is bad enough to encounter eight or ten of them on the open highway, but in town it is magnified because it is in a valley where the noise reverberates like crazy! To tell you what kind of folks they are ... we sold a lot of artworks to "bikers" at the Gallery this weekend. Not junk art, but real, honest to goodness fine art, paintings, pottery, etc.
Yeah, it has been a busy, good weekend, and tonight we will have another of our pot lucks. The Gallery is closed on Monday, so we celebrate by stuffing our faces with our best home-made goodies. Yeah, it is sinful. And wonderful!!
Life is beautiful!!!