We are in the midst of trying to decide where we want to run away to for a few days. We have not really taken any time away this summer and it's almost gone. Since the Texas legislature mandated a later start date, we do have a little extra time, but that is my busy time at the office (really it's busy all the time!).
So we are thinking someplace a little cooler - maybe New Mexico or even Colorado but we need to keep fairly close as we don't get to take many days so travel is an issue. Our son wants to fish - why I'm not sure, as he is not crazy about eating fish. I guess if I will cook it for him, he might eat it. We would like to have some place where we can get out and hike or just enjoy the outside a bit without melting!
Raton, New Mexico has some interesting areas around it. It is just at the edge of the mountains, there are streams and a couple of lakes relatively close, and a shooting range that looks really cool! Also, Raton is apparently home to a good golf course, but that's not in my area of expertise.
Availability of lodging, things to do, proximity to other areas (i.e. Trinidad, CO, Cimarron, NM, etc.) are some of the reasons Raton comes to mind.
I have to admit - any place that I can just enjoy the company of my spouse and my son would be wonderful. One thing would make it better and that is if our daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter could be there as well.
I am looking forward to it. I guess I had better get our reservations made and decide what fun things we are going to do while we're gone.