Kristen Spinning currently lives in Tucson, AZ, where she is a graphic artist and film scenic artist (or set painter). She and her mother bought their lot about 5 years ago when visiting Trinidad with some friends. They to this day joke "never travel with your check book, you don't know what you'll come home with!" True flat lander greenhorns to start, it has taken a few seasons to learn about chain saws, western water rights, bark beetle life cycles, what kind of tires spew mud from their treads, and countless other things that make for fascinating conversation around an office water cooler. (You all know how "cityfolk" look at you like you are absolutely nuts when you talk about your Ranch property.)
At least a dozen plan drawings and 3 scale models later, their final plans were filed at Thanksgiving, and permit pulled. So when you hear sawing, grinding, hammering and/or a whole lot of laughter coming from G-1 on Old Mission Ridge (big rock at the end of the drive) come on down and visit a while. Kristen looks forward to being a part of the community, and promoting the arts in the Trinidad area.
Kristen is happy to take questions via e-mail about this article.