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We were camped just east of Ruidoso Downs,
Continuing south east we get to Lincoln, this is the town where the "war" started, John Tunstall was murdered in a canyon about 15 miles away. Then his partner, Alexander McSween was gunned down fleeing his burning home. Billy the Kid escaped and so began his ride into history and legend. He escaped jail at least three times and by the age of 21 he was linked to the deaths of at least 12 men. Finally, on July 14th 1881 he was killed in a gun battle with Sheriff Pat Garrett.
We returned to our campsite via Hondo, not really going into the town as we were keen to get ready for our Thanksgiving Feast. Just west of Ruidoso is a huge casino, hotel and golf resort (on the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation) http://www.innofthemountaingods.com/ we had checked this out, it's a lovely place but no room for RV's to park :( Anyway we had our Thanksgiving dinner there (at seniors rate :) In case you're interested the menu seemed too good to miss:
Treat Yourself to a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Featuring:
Santa Fe Roasted Turkey, Giblet Gravy
Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes
Cranberry Orange Relish
Southern-Style Green Beans
Creamed Peas and Onions with Dill
PLUS these Delicious extras ...
Smoked Prime Rib of Beef with Roasted Garlic Jus
Slow-Roasted Leg of Lamb with Rosemary Lemon Glaze
Spice-Glazed Ham with Brandied Fruit
Paella a la Majorca
Red Beef Tamales
Ice Bar featuring Clams, Oysters, Shrimp, Mussels, and Crab Legs
Whole Smoked Salmon
A Selection of Ceviches from the Middle Americas
A Selection of Salads, Dressings, and Accompaniments
Fresh Fruit Display
Chef's Selection of Soup du Soir
And our incomparable ...
European and American Dessert Table
Yes, it was as good as it sounds - the turkey wasn't the only thing stuffed...
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Where I stayed
Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation