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... the car recording 101F which thankfully dropped a few degrees as I climbed steadily towards Romeroville and the I-25 junction. I left a Route 66 and headed east on the interstate for a few miles to Las Vegas, New Mexico where I headed for the historic Plaza Hotel which dates from 1882. Today was a gloriously sunny day with record-breaking temperatures and even at almost 6500 feet above sea-level in Las Vegas it was still 92F when I ...
... importance in the development of the USA lies irrecoverably in ruins less than two centuries after it was built. Two millenia you could understand, but two centuries is careless.
Yes, the tourism industry in the USA is desperate for intact historical buildings, not just a hill with a little plaque that says that so-and-so fought so-and-so here 150 years ago; not poncy neo-classical statues, but real tangible, weathered, intact buildings that bring the past ...
... was still owned by the boy scouts. Along the way is the Kit Carson Museum at Rayado – a ranch that Kit Carson owned and lived on to be near his best friend. This ranch is on the Philmont property and the boy scouts provide the tours and help to preserve it.
Our last stop for the day was at Fort Union National Monument which was established in 1851 as the guardian of the Santa Fe Trail. During its forty year history, three ...
... of the battle--almost exactly 150 years ago (extra commemorative stamp in the passport; tally up to 13 for the trip and only halfway through!), so you can't get a sense of how the battle was laid out. You can walk up and down Windmill Hill (where the Confederates were) and Artillary Hill (where the Union soldiers were). The battle was mostly won by the Confederates, who kept flanking the Union forces and forcing them to fall back, but just ...
... whitewash with porches and even a few trees; I included one in my collection below. There is quite a nice interpretive walk around the site, so you can see the ruins from all sides. A big rainstorm was brewing in the distance while we were making our tour; it never really rained on the site, though. We just got splashed with a few drops every now and then.
Wildlife tally: numerous Western Meadowlarks, a few Say's Phoebes, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility