we are the proud new owners of a 1 acre lot in rio rancho, nm!
we thought long and hard before we decided that this was the location for our next home! rio rancho is where mitch works. right now we live in albuquerque, 22 miles away from work. the commute is about 30 minutes each way which means we have 1 hour less a day with mitch. we don't like less time with daddy!
we found this property back in august when his job flew us out here for a "land hunting" trip. we knew we loved it the moment we stood on the property and looked at the view. it sits high on a ridge overlooking rio rancho and albuquerque to the east and open prairie to the west (talk about gorgeous sunsets!). the view is about 300 degrees unobstructed! A.W.E.S.O.M.E.!
this is what we will be able to see everyday to the southeast of our home:
i was standing at the back of the property looking toward the street when i took this picture. the green roofed house (the "eye sore") is at the street.
to the west is wide open prairie, at least until people start building there (there are a few house out there already):
i am standing at the back edge of the property looking down from the top of the ridge to the west (we're thinking four wheelers in the future???!)
if the view wasn't enough to sell us on the property, the close proximity to mitch's work was:
the black blob under the arrow is where mitch goes to work 5 days out of the week. it is a 5 minute drive! i can't wait to have lunch with my hubby everyday again, we've missed that! that's rio rancho, albuquerque and the sandia mountains in front of us!
and you should see the twinkling lights at night! quite a sight!
we are getting a topo map done next week of the property and then my dad will get to work on designing our new home! we're so excited!!