Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Fun in Las Vegas – New Mexico that is!

We are finally in Denver – taking 3 days to get here instead of the 12 hours most people do.  Yesterday we discovered Las Vegas, NM while looking for a post office.  After driving up and down the streets of this old town looking for it we saw all kinds of fun places to explore.  We had breakfast at Charlie’s Spick and Span Bakery & Cafe eating great omelets.  When we left we were temped by the home made pastries but opted for an entire apple pie still warm from the oven.  Yummmmmm!

We walked up and down the main street and then got back in Lucy, the motor home to drive around more.  Only a couple of blocks away was the renovated train station.  The Santa Fe train from Los Angeles heading to Chicago arrived just as we did and I took photos of the conductor waving from across the street.  I remember taking the train from Oakland, California to Newark, New Jersey and back again a million years ago with my sister, Linda, and our Mom.  A fun and adventurous weeks journey on the train for 2 little girls aged 3 and 4.

Across the street was a very nice antiques shop called Rough Riders Antiques.  We spent some time there finding just a few treasures.  The people were very friendly and the store so well organized and put together.  Teddy Roosevelt and his crew of Rough Riders held their reunions in Las Vegas for many years and adopted the town as their “home”.  Lots of the old west is still seen in this fun place.  In May we are coming back for a stay after the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Festival and tour everywhere.  We fell in love with the place!  Check it out on line www.lasvegasnm.org

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