Branding Iron Motel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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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, ...
... maybe even over a billion – they were possibly the most abundant mammal in North America.
Prairie dogs are very susceptible to bubonic plague and many wild colonies have been wiped out by it. The largest recorded prairie dog' town' covered some 25,000 square miles (65,000 square kilometers). That Texas town was home to perhaps four hundred million prairie dogs. Had a great ride south but cold coming home with solid rain for the last 20 miles. A great weekend....
... 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.
... but ready to take on the mountain lion! He saw 2 huge ....... deer having their breakfast on our site! We all came out and were able to see them before they took off. We told Caleb they must have come by to wish him a happy birthday!
Around our house (or in this case trailer) when it's your birthday you get to eat and do whatever you want, whenever you want! You don't have to ...
... a while.
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 ...