North Road Inn
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... this as a semi rest day - hence the killer day yesterday - as we had not seen a town or a shower for five days and just wanted to get settled and relax for the afternoon. In short, we both felt pretty strung out and just wanted one afternoon off to relax. We headed over the road to the art exhibition - there's lots of art around this area and an art studio tour on this week - and got talking to Jay, the lady who is organizing the exhibition in Abiquiu. When we said we ...
... camped by a stream, enjoying a pleasant evening with cool breezes and gurgling waters.
Easing into the next morning, we drove back through Truchas and down to the Nambe Pueblo where we stopped to taste wine at a well-developed boutique winery. We picnicked on the patio enjoying the whimsical art gracing the grounds and departed with a few new bottles to restock our traveling wine cellar.
The road west led straight to Los Alamos, home of the ...
Leaving beautiful Santa Rosa, New Mexico, your intrepid correspondent and his spouse drove west on I-44. At U.S. 84, we turned north towards Las Vegas - the other Las Vegas - New Mexico.
New Mexico is a big state, certainly not flat, though for stretches of road you might think so. But just look towards ...
... a plateau where a boys ranch was located. It was difficult to get to as there was only one road and it was a dangerous route with many switch backs. It was populated by a few homesteaders and the boys ranch. After viewing the ranch from a distance, Groves said, "This is it." Then he and Oppie drove to Santa Fe and had a steak dinner at La Fonda and began planning.
According to historical records the Army took over the homesteaders land and from what I ...
... and grazing. In 1917, H.H. Brook's Alamos ranch was purchased by Ashley Pond to start Los Alamos Ranch School, a boys' school which combined academics and a challenging physical curriculum. While WW II was waging, the Army Corps of Engineers took over and sealed it for a secret, crash mission to end the war, The Manhattan Project."
So the ranch was forced to close and all homesteaders in the area were bought out and the Manhattan ...