Thursday, April 30, 2015
A delightful and refreshing stop on our New Mexico tour was Hondo Iris Farm. Our guide was very knowledgeable about bulbs and ecology. We also spent lots of time in the gift/clothing/jewelry shop. Stop and smell the . . .
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
|Cindy Nelson, Betty Lou Scott and Sharron|
McKinney are fascinated by this unique cart
|Unique Bottom Dumping Wagon used for road building|
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
|Conestoga wagon was the top choice of pioneers going west.|
|Deb Hester enjoys this restored Conestoga wagon.|
It was not designed to ride in but to carry merchandise. The driver walked along side.
|Surrey with the Fringe on Top: the fringe had a specific|
function. It's movement kept the flies away.
|Karen Overton and Leslie Christiansen examine Winchester rifle|
|Maika Winter and Pam den Draak get up close and |
personal with Billy the Kid
Monday, April 27, 2015
|1880 Child's hearse with round beveled|
glass. Originally painted white with
gold striping. Designed to be driven
by a coachmen (chauffeur).
|Nancy Evans always finds her horse|
|Mexican tooled saddle circa 1880 with silver ornamentation.|
This saddle retains many of the features of a traditional vaquero
saddle: high cantle and high horn; and stirrups that caused the
rider to sit in a forward position.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
|Susie Brinegar and Karen Overton at the entrance. Interesting|
that this facility was a hockey rink in 1970.
|Cathy Aimone Martin is dwarfed by the size of the horse|
Saturday, April 25, 2015
|Delores Tomasek, Carolyn Mendoza, Pat Faur,|
Norma Jean Coulter and more enjoy the lobby
views with two zip lines in the background.
|Ski hills are visible in the distance|
|Ruth McLeod enjoys her balcony|
view with fountain in the lake
|Huge lobby fountain looked like a traditional basket|
with stunning views of the lake, golf course
and snow covered mountains
|Ruth McLeod and Cathy Martin chat on their balcony|
Friday, April 24, 2015
|Bonnie Newhoff, Laurie-Sue Retts, Cathy Martin, and |
Mary Parker in the downtown square
|Cathy Martin, Zona Lorig, Mary Parker, |
Bonnie Newhoff and Laurie-Sue Retts
admire the intricate hand stitched quilts
and numerous religious artifacts on the walls.
More information at http://www.ftfm-mesilla-nm.org/
Opening unto Mesilla's historic plaza is the entrance to a rambling adobe house that embodies over 150 years of life in the Borderland. Since 1953 this special place has been the home of J. Paul and Mary Daniels Taylor and their family. Through the generosity of the Taylor family, their home and two adjoining storefronts are now a New Mexico State Monument. The monument provides an exceptional setting for visitors to understand and appreciate the history, culture, and architecture of Mesilla and the Borderland.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
|Leslie Christiansen, Laurie-Sue Retts,|
Bonnie Newhoff, Nancy Evans,
|Delores Tomasek feeling free!|
|Laurie-Sue Retts, Nancy Evans,|
Dianne Linthicum, Delores
Tomasek, Carolyn Mendoza
|Susie Brinegar left her camera at the top|
before she rolled down this enormous hill!
|Lindy Isacksen and Linda Fritsch|
relaxing in the breathtaking view
Capturing the vastness of the White Sands National Monument, Susie Brinegar's pictures show how joyous we felt surrounded by all this beauty.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Windblown but smiling, we gathered for a group picture of the Historical League tour at the White Sands National Monument. (It was hard to get the entire group together - we are missing 6 ladies in this picture).
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
|Ruth McLeod and Julie Moore climbing |
to the top fighting the wind.
|Karen Overton climbs back up after she ran down the entire hill!|
Hard not to take pictures of this fascinating place!
|Cathy Martin from Socorro, NM finds lots of sand |
in her pants. Cathy was a guest and good friend of
Ruth McLeod from Michigan Technological University.
|Fearless Susie Brinegar still smiling after|
she rolled down the entire hill!