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....
We rode to visit Willy's brother and his lovely wife Char who have a holiday home just outside of Chama. Great ride. Rode over 6 high passes and watched the old Steam train chug over the mountains. Watched the sunset over the mountains drinking 'moonshine' and eating ...
... and the day could easily slip away from you. We did feel it may be better suited to our "empty nest" trip which keeps getting bigger and bigger!
On the highway to Los Ojos we saw a large herd of bison which we haven't seen thus far on the trip. We pulled over awhile and watched them grazing. We continued on to Heron Lake State Park where we would be spending Caleb's birthday. When ...
... 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 ...