I hopped a flight (9/18/15) out of Salt Lake City down to El Paso, Texas where I rendezvous with my family before heading into New Mexico. Having been away from home for so long, it was awesome to see everyone, and I was certainly thankful for the energy boost I got from them. The circumstances of our meeting compounded that excitement.
My cousin, Ryan, and his wife, Melissa, were married on September 19th in the town of Mesilla, New Mexico!
I drove through Mesilla’s parent city, Las Cruces, on my way east in early February without giving it a second thought. It was a shock to discover how much fun the area turned out to be. We drank, we laughed, we got kicked out of a bar -> it was the absolute best of times. So if you’re ever in the area, check out the Mesilla Farmers Market or go enjoy some cowboy class at Vintage Wines. It just goes to show me how cool a place can be if I take the time to stop and smell the rosas.
To quote the most huggable member of family, Ian, “Oh my gosh, this is so exciting! We get another cousin!”