An Old Home Place

A few days ago Alice and I found an old house but I forgot to put a memory card in my camera but the light was lousy, so nothing lost. The second time I was more careful and here are some of the images. The old home and surrounding property is magical.

There were more things to see but they are for next time.

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Bandelier National Monument , NM

Bandelier (https://www.nps.gov/band/index.htm) is one of my three or four top places to visit in New Mexico as it is rich with history, beauty and a sense of place. Put it on your list for a first or tenth visit.

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Cerrillos, NM

Cerrillos is a “ghost town” but is  surprisingly active with functioning business and galleries. It is more than worth a visit. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Cerrillos,_New_Mexico)

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Glorieta, NM

Glorieta ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glorieta,_New_Mexico ) is one of those small but intense gems that can be found in many places but the ones I have found in New Mexico intrigue me the most. The buildings with their earth tones and the blue skies as well as the kind of remoteness all add up to something special.

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Pecos Mission Cathedral and Surroundings

The original mission church was quite large and even what remains is impressive as is the surrounding old building sites and landscape.

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Pecos National Historical Park, Pecos, NM

Pecos National Historical Park ( https://www.nps.gov/peco/learn/index.htm) is a must visit place because of its historic importance and its beauty.

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Cataloochee Guest Ranch

Cataloochee Guest Ranch (https://www.cataloocheeranch.com) is a great place to go to relax, hike, ride horses and eat great food. The next few blogs will be from a visit there.

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Out in the Country, Again

Al and I drove around out in the country and found this great old, small house in a field. These are getting fewer and further between. Photographing or painting them may be the only way to preserve them.

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Olenoy Community Center

The Olenoy Community Center is located in Pickens County and is used for events such as weddings and has bluegrass concert, http://www.folkjam.org/recurring-jam/us/sc/pumpkintown/oolenoy-bluegrass-friday-nightss. It is worth a visit just for its wonderful feel and presence.

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