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Travel Blogs from Ruidoso
We left Artesia at 55 degrees expecting to get into cooler temps as we gained elevation to Cloudcroft. As we climbed the 9000ft above sea level, we entered into the Lincoln National Forest. This is when the road to nowhere turned into somewhere. The roads were curvy with beautiful trees, mountains and patches of snow. A bikers dream. We got into town with temps in ...
... Kid Scenic Byway north through Lincoln, where Billy the Kid lived, was tried, and hanged during the Range Wars. Lincoln probably looks like it did during the 1880's. Not much of a place, but from there through Capitan and Carrizozo, there were some obviously prosperous ranches. Beautiful valleys and rolling hills. Some cattle, some horses. We stopped for lunch at Smokey Bear Restaurant in ...
... and exploits of Billy the Kid et al here so click this link to find out more http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Co unty_War
We reached the town and stopped in the Visitors centre and museum to learn more. $5 each bought us access to all of the houses that are open to the curious and we headed off down the main street. It still looks almost exactly as it did in Billy's day except the modern road. The houses are the same, the churches are still here and the ...
... with one overnite en route.
Average cost of accommo first week works out to $51 per night, aiming to broadly match San Antonio total outgoings so need to keep camping somewhat! Also need to defray capital invested in the camping gear. We have a possible longer term rental to view in Santa Fe which if works out might keep on thru the winter.....but many other places to investigate even if we ...
Made our way to higher elevation (8400ft, 2560m above sea level) near a winter ski resort in the hope of some cool air and a better night's sleep. It worked a treat and the fresh mountain air was a welcome relief! Bessie didn't love it as much as we did and the high elevation caused a blown coolant hose (the noise we heard wasn't birds chirping after all). Luckily we heard it straight away while we where stopped ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking