Things to do/Sightseeing
THERE IS LOTS TO SEE!
Trips into the vicinity to see brandings, to go swimming in lakes, to watch the roping-club in Santa Rosa, to enjoy Ranch Rodeos or see museums of close cities are possible on request. Trips to farer cities like Santa Fe, the beautiful, oldest capital city of the US, to Albuquerque to go shopping or to big Rodeos can also be organised.
Depending on the season, there are Rodeos, Dances, Cattle and Horse Auctions to which we go, if everyone likes to see them. If you have your own car or a rental car, these events invite you to spend a nice day trip.
In Santa Rosa (30 min. drive) several lakes invite you to bath. There is also a lovely, little Oldtimer Museum and the Blue Hole, a water gave for scuba diving (amazing in the semidesert). Along the legendary Route 66 running through Santa Rosa are many restaurants and a bar located.
In Fort Sumner (1 hr. drive) is Billy The Kids grave and a great museum about him and the region. The Bosque Rodondo – a museum about the cruel prison, where the Navajo and Mescalero Apaches were locked up under unworthy conditions back in the 19. century, is located close to the grave side of Billy The Kid.
Do a shopping trip to Albuquerque! There are 3 shops in 5 locations, where you can shop western gear. The Old Town of Albuquerque invites to take a stroll along the small restaurants and shops located in beautiful, old adobe houses.
A special attraction is visiting Santa Fe (2 hrs drive) – the oldest Town of the USA (1620) and it is worth the drive! You can visit the Palace of Governors (a huge museum), the plaza, several churches or stroll through the lovely streets of the Old Town with lots of shops and restaurants.
Overview and Links:
Santa Rosa (30 min.)
- Lakes for bathing and/or fishing http://www.santarosanm.org/area_attractions.htm
- Historic Route 66
- Route 66 Auto Museum http://www.route66automuseum.com/#!__route-66-auto-museum
Fort Sumner (1 hr.)
- Billy the Kid Museum http://www.billythekidmuseumfortsumner.com/
- Billy the Kids Grave and small museum (sadly no Website)
- Bosque Redondo Memorial http://www.bosqueredondomemorial.com/
Albuquerque ( 2 hrs.)
- Old Town http://www.albuquerqueoldtown.com/
- Western wear shopping:
Dan’s Boots & Saddles (tack also) http://www.dansboots.com/
Boot Barn (at 3 locations, San Mateo Blvd. is the biggest) http://www.bootbarn.com/
Santa Fe ( 2 hrs.)
- Oldest town of the USA (huge museum, plaza, churches) http://www.santafenm.gov/
CLIMATE IN NEW MEXICO
The climate in the US-State of New Mexico is mostly covered by mountains, high plains and deserts. The abundance of various types of landscape, the clear air with a mostly blue sky and the diverse, colorful rocks give New Mexico it’s proverbial magic (Land of Enchantment). Because of the southerly location and because it is on the downwind side of the Rocky Mountains, the climate of New Mexico is not humid and in the summer quite hot. In the winter it may get chilly, because of the altitude.