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It didn't take much arm twisting to send us to Chama, a small town of less than 1,000 residents. After all, my brother-in-law, Joe Vigil, had touted the virtues of his hometown for years. And his family was waiting for us with open arms and warm hospitality.
Chama has been home to four generations of Vigils. Snuggled on the state line, it's closer to Colorado than it is to Tierra Amarilla, the county seat.
Before reaching Chama, ...
Along with Willy & Trudy and Willy's 2 brothers and cousin, we rode to Chama and stayed on a Ranch which has a major problem with Prairie dogs. The Ranch is owned by relatives of Willy's brother's wife, Char.
Prairie dogs are burrowing rodents that live in large colonies in the grasslands of central and western North America. Prairie dogs are named for their habitat and warning call, which sounds similar to a dog's bark. Once numbered in the hundreds of millions ...
... It is the remaining 64 mile portion of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad's San Juan Extension built in the 1880s between Alamosa, CO and Durango, CO. The route was abandoned in the late 1960s and the tracks from Chama westward to Durango were torn up soon afterwards.
... rainbow trout and knowing it was Caleb's birthday and probably feeling sorry for us gave Caleb his fish. Very kind! We fried it up for dinner that night along with corn dogs, Caleb's choice! Caleb also picked donuts instead of a cake so we put candles in a donut for him and sang happy birthday again!
Caleb and Bruce decided after dinner to head back to the lake to have another try. ...
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It was a perfect fall day for this activity, and the scenery was spectacular. I even had a moment of wondering why people from here would come to New England for the fall colors, when the colors are so beautiful here. Well, we have the reds and oranges, of course. Here it's mostly the gold of the aspens juxtaposed against the dark green of the pines and the blue of the sky, with a little red in some lower bushes. It does make ...