Traveling: Ruidoso, New Mexico


We happen to have some great friends who invited us to share their cabin in Ruidoso, New Mexico, over Memorial Day. It was great fun and I also happened to spot some curious signs as we drove our way and around town. There was also a large meeting of the Bandidos, although we weren’t invited to their hang-out…. 🙂

So thought I’d share some of these finds with you:


Seen in store window downtown.

(Above) – Appropriate for the area, methinks…


(Above) – Groaning of my writing soul….


Above – Using apostrophes comes with responsibility… 🙂




I certify that all the above signs are truth… 🙂

And the local bookshop was great. Props to Books Etcetera for implementing their Book Blind Date idea…


So, of course I had to buy a book (Support a local independent bookstore today!) I ended by buying New Yorker editor’s “Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen” by Mary Norris. Joy in my heart!

Taking the road less traveled…

Just returned from a fabulous trip to Vermont, and do have to send congratulations to that state for being so spectacularly pretty with friendly people. More to come (and pics), but in the meantime, here’s one of Vermont’s road signs for you:


Note: For people unfamiliar with the line used in this post’s title, it comes from a famous American poem called “The Road not Taken” by Robert Frost (1874-1963) who lived and worked in Vermont.

ALERT: Broken Spell Check and Strange Grammar Outbreak…

These are just some of the signs that I’ve spotted about town in the past few weeks… Enjoy!

Annnyone for a game?

Annnyone for a game?

Oh, semi-colons. Use with caution. Just because you can doesn't mean you should...

Oh, semi-colons. Use with caution. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should…

Quotation mark abuse that had to be documented...

Quotation mark abuse that had to be documented…

Sign from a doctor's office -- shimpering, anyone?

Sign from a doctor’s office — shimpering, anyone?

And a slightly odd thing to put on your car: