August 11, 2010
Ah, Summer Nights in Rio Rancho... The sweltering heat of the day is finally dissipating, the sun has just set and the sky is gleaming in eldritch blue. The skies in New Mexico are easily some of the most beautiful in the country, and it pays to have a great view of them. In our courtyard, here at the Inn, we have a stunning atmosphere to relax and enjoy the end of the day. Whether poolside with Aha Toro margarita in-hand, relaxing in our gazebo over a glass of red wine, or simply enjoying the lush grass in our lawns, the courtyard is a wonderful place to be as the sun sinks gracefully below the horizon and the stars begin their winking debut in the silky firmament of New Mexico night. This is a gorgeous shot from near one of our Business Plus rooms on the south side of our property facing the pool. The night is a great time to try and spy some of the interesting fauna we have in our courtyard, from bunnies and ground squirrels to the occasional owl and our Cooper's Hawks (our courtyard is a protected habitat for the Cooper's Hawk, in case you hadn't heard). Summer in New Mexico is a magical time and in those hours between day and night, in twilight's silent glow, where better than the Inn at Rio Rancho to enjoy the fading light as a gentle wind whispers low?