Hilltop House Hotel and Conference Center
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... ancient volcano erupted and the lava flows formed canyons and plateaus down to the valley floor. It was settled by Native American tribes, but they were driven out by drought and opposing tribes. The plateau was then opened up to homesteading. Because of the cold winters most only lived on the plateau in the summer. Harold Brook sold some of his property to Ashley Pond, ...
... a holly like plant. There was a whole culture around the making and drinking of mate along with elaborate mugs and cups.
The permanent exhibit was a collection of folk art, mostly small figurines from a variety of materials. Some were ceramic, wooden, clay, and other materials. It’s a very large collection and a bit overwhelming.
A dinner tonight was at Tomacita’s which was recommended to Jim by ...
... pictures. On Friday, we hiked down from the campground and took the Frey Trail (named after a woman that ran the Inns when they were at the bottom of the canyon, then when they closed the last Inn she stayed on as a ranger and eventually a volunteer). She died recently in her late 90s. This trail was the only way down into the valley before so everyone had to hike and supplies were hiked down also. The CCC in built a road in the 30's and that is ...
The scenery is breathtaking around here and I wonder if people who live here take it for granted. I hope not. It is spectacular. I hope you enjoy the photos...I couldn't stop taking pictures so it was hard to choose a few for you.
Tomorrow we meet with the Executive Director of the Historical Society and do the walking tour of Los Alamos. And yes, we will take the shuttle to downtown!
Talk to you tomorrow.
Rita & ...
... and listened to the live band whilst Jemma went home with Carlos' wife to put Isabella to bed. Apparently there isn't much in the way of nightlife in Los Alamos, but this was a nice pub with twenty seven different beers on draught and a refrigerated strip along the top of the bar for you to rest your glass on, plus live sport on TV, so it had everything we needed.
Day Two Hundred and Twenty - Sunday 14th April 2013
We watched a bit of ...