Monday, June 22, 2009

NM Country Roads

Well darn! The photos didn't come up in the right order...... so I am going to number them so you know how they should have appeared! The one above is actually #2, as we were leaving the town of Hillsboro on highway 152. Hillsboro has a history dating back to 1877 with the discovery of gold in the Percha Creek. By 1880 there were 4 saloons, 4 grocery stores and a post office. It is now designated as a historic mining town.

#7. Then we pass through more rocks

#9. Then we get beautiful red rock ranches in the Mimbres Valley when we turn on highway 35.

#8. The rock formations are beautiful. These rocks were much redder than they show here. These are in the Mimbres Valley on highway 35.

#5 Then downhill begins and the roads slow down considerably. Speed limits become 10 to 15 mph for several miles at a time.

# 6. Then come the rocks! The road is squeezed in between towering rocks and becomes a bit curvier.

#5. Then you start up! This is Emory Pass with the desert out in the distance.

#4 As you start the drive on Highway 152, west off of I-25, the roads are a bit hilly and curvy but nothing heart stopping!

#1. Actually this should have been one of the first photos. This is on the way into the small town of Hillsboro on the way to the Gila Cliff Dwellings, just a small hacienda on a hill ..... :-)

#11. The Mimbres River, once you get down into the valley.

#10. The MimbresValley as seen from highway 152

Finally we get to see Bobbie acting as Navigator for Chuck! 2 weeks ago, we thought Bobbie was a goner. He is 15 years old and has a very enlarged heart. He passed out on us 3 days in a row and I think suffered a mini-stroke! His eyes couldn't track and he walked all wobbly-legged. We called the vet, thinking Bobbies hours were numbered. When we took him in the next day, he had perked all up and started acting like the Bobbie we love so much! Vet says he has the worst sounding heart he has ever heard in a dog still living, but Bobbie is back to feeling much better! Chuck and I are glad, because we like having him around!
I apologise for the photo mix up.......... I uploaded them in the right order but I have no idea how they got so screwed up! But you get to see how pretty the country roads are around here. Tomorrow I will try to upload the photos of the ghost town Lake Valley!

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