Smokey Bear Motel
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Hubbard in a great stop. Has lots of old west items to look at. some great Indian artifacts.
If you are in the area it is a great stop.
Location of camp grounds and weather made today and early stop.
Temp has dropped from the high 90's to the 70', Sat 21 June, AM, running heater it is 54 out side.
... Mogollon (hor-NAH-da muggy-OWN) rock art. The number and concentration of petroglyphs make this one of the largest and most interesting rock art sites in the Southwest. The rock art was made between 400 AD and 1200 AD with stone tools by removing the dark patina on the exterior of the rocks. It was fun to look at one and try to imagine what the artist had in mind while making it. Some were very easy to decipher and others are still a ...
In Hondo, near Ruidoso, there is an Iris Farm and we were able to see the acres of various types of flowers still viable in early June along with Hummingbird feeders.
Also in Hondo was a unique Jewelry Factory where earrings, bracelets, etc are made by pouring pewter into hand-made rubber molds. ...
... very flat and very strange, even to those of us from southwest Michigan. Interesting note - the crops are planted in a circle. Took a while to figure it out, but it is so the irrigation system, which goes in a circle, can water everything. Then, we arrived in Roswell. Not sure what we expected, but outside of a display on the road into town, and a few balloons in car dealers, not a mention of ...
... and enjoyed some delicious home made stew with hot corn bread.
After a delicious and unexpected lunch, we toured the rest of the town and saw the old Courthouse where Billy killed two deputies and made good his escape from Lincoln. There are plaques marking the very spots where the men fell and even a bullet hole in the wall.
We left Lincoln and our unexpected find to continue to Socorro - now just a little behind schedule but bewitched by the real Wild ...