Vermejo Park Ranch
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... t find bear pepper spray. The lady looked at him as if he were mental and said that it wasn't necessary. She was trying not to laugh! That made me feel better and Jonathan worries too much! :-). I did wonder how necessary the anti-bear soap was that he bought! Next he'll be buying bear urine or something to mark our territory; I'm sure you can buy it at Walmart ;-) Bunnies and squirrels here plus giant crows and I here Canadian geese in the distance. Plus a ...
... same task in perfect harmony.
After 2 ½ hours and a few blips from the lady in the box, we arrived at the park and it was not quite as we had expected. As we approached we stopped to take photos of this massive sand dune adorning a mountain which stood tall behind it, and I thought, that is what we will see a lot of today. And I imagined that it would be petrified sand dunes, like the ones we saw in Utah last summer. Well, all of ...
... groups some alone. We stopped one time at a rest area for brunch , and gave Zoey a run. She was 'watching for snakes' and didn't want to get off the pavement. The rest area had the snake signs, also had a corral for people to rest their horses in. I guess we will see more of those as we go, but that was a first for us. We went thru Raton, following Mona's instructions on the gps, going north on a small two lane road. The usually brown ...
... in the Civil War and the Indian Wars. At one time it was the largest fort west of the Mississippi. With the arrival of the railroad in the 1880s the Santa Fe Trail lots its importance and so did the fort along with it. It was eventually abandoned in 1891 after 40 years of operation.
The fort suffered from neglect for the next ...
... up. After making it down there was a 70mile strech of road that took me through a lots of wildlife. I saw buffalo, orex(I believe), antelope, elk. It looked like they had jumped the fences because they were all on the side of the road eating. Talk about a scary sight. coming upon a 1200lb buffalo at 70mph. ...