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Travel Blogs from Ruidoso Downs
... 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 ...
... of the highest of mountains. A light dusting of powdery snow has fallen and still lurks in the shaded areas away from the suns glare. Suddenly - a sign!! The Lincoln County Monument. I recall from my very shaky knowledge of the history of the wild west that the Lincoln County War was one of the most bloody and lawless episodes in the formative years of the USA. We had to stop and see the truly historic town of Lincoln.
I am to lazy to recount the ...
Hiked trail to Smith's Spring. 285N thru Carlsbad NM then 82W to Cloudcroft. Booked in here till Thursday, looks interesting place - first one we could even consider - but arrived at dusk so will take time to explore the local climate...cultural/political/weather... .to divine whether any possibility at all. Now have accommo with Brandi's friend in Santa Fe for the weekend so will be heading up ...
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 ...
... to gamble and we took care of Quinn. Johan saw Chef Irvine coming our way and we stopped him to ask if we could take a photo with him. He was really nice, and spent about 5 minutes talking to us. When the kids joined us again their excited faces from earlier turned green with envy, they now looked like the little aliens from Roswell. Quite the sight to see! The parents again one upped the “aliens” – go parents go!!!
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed