I wanted to do one more post about our trip to Ruidoso. And this one I am linking to Weekend Cooking at Beth Fish Reads. If you are ever in Ruidoso, you must stop by this great little coffee/sandwich shop, Sacred Grounds. They have a new location since we visited last and a much bigger setup. It's really beautiful. Here's the front:
Here is a picture of the inside. There are lots of things for sale, in addition to tasty treats. Bags of coffee and tea, cups and gifts of all kinds. The coffee is great. I'm sure the tea is too, but I haven't tried it yet.
And then there are the decks outside. This shop backs up to a creek, which was merrily burbling along when we were there. This area has had much more rain this year than in years past. There are covered decks and then you can go down and there are more decks and then down again with more and more. It's just lovely. Here's a shot looking down at the creek:
We had a great lunch there one day. I had a half turkey sandwich with some great veggies on some kind of crusty whole-grain bread. The soup is tomato basil - delish! A couple of slices of apple and the cookie was an oatmeal-cranberry. Very yummy!
Later in the week, we went back for gelato. Here's my tiramisu gelato. It was great, but I will admit that I was tempted to get another cookie or a scone or a cinnamon roll.
In fact, before we left, we went back again one evening and got more gelato - mine was Key Lime Pie flavor - and I also got a new coffee mug and some pecan flavored coffee. I haven't tried the coffee yet, but the mug is just about perfect.
So, if you wish to visit Ruidoso, winter (there's skiing near) or summer, stop by Sacred Grounds for a little of this and a little of that. You won't be sorry. I promise.