Shaffer Hotel and Dining Room
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Part of the fun of driving through the country- and avoiding the interstates- is the small towns you come across. There are many blog entries to write about them, but one town we drove though had a friend of mine in it. It turned out our path up to Santa Fe passed right through the town of Estancia, New Mexico, where Dr. Linda Stogner and her husband Michael from Nat Geo Explorer lived. I had been in touch with Linda and knew she lived in Estancia, but ...
... further than it is supposed to go. So the hydraulic piece on the door ripped out from the wall of the motorhome, the door swung open further cracking the back of the door on the metal leg for the awning. The door doesn't look to bad, but you have to be careful now when you open the door so that it isn't just swinging at will. Of course it is still super windy out. So now our plans for tomorrow have changed some. Instead of going right to ...
... managed to break in time and swerve to avoid them and we suffered no more than being pelted with huge chunks of rubber from their worn out tyre.
The park is home to huge dunes of sandy white gypsum and features trails, picnic sites and the opportunity to taboggan the dunes. We had a nice time walking up the dunes, spotting wildlife (or their prints at least!) and running back down. It was incredibly hot so we couldn't stay there too long. We carried on via the ice cream shop ...
... as I was. We ran into very few people on the trip, but the rangers were available and helpful at each site. I had no idea these mission ruins existed in New Mexico. They are gems of history and I hope to visit again. Having been to Bandalier, Sky City, Valle Caldera, as well as the four corner cliff dwelling sites, I'd say I liked this just as much, possibly even more, and it is less ...
... the Tibetan monk's land whose entrance is marked by two towering golden lions on pedestals. It's striking since they suddenly appear roadside and are in contrast to all of the surrounding ranch entrances. There are lots of old Spanish family ranches with names hanging elegantly over main drives. The drive itself was almost as beautiful as the ...