We’d been to the Montezuma Hot Springs before, but this is the first time we went in the cold river, following our dip in the 113-116 degree water. One of the springs is called “The Lobster Pot.” The springs are maintained by the United World College nearby.
Victory Alpaca Ranch, we had an excellent guide named Brian who, after giving us a brief history of alpacadom, allowed C and I to feed them. Each had distinctive features and character and I fell in love with their sweet faces and big eyes. There were some babies there that were born that same day!
The Great Pyrenees guard dogs are an essential part of this ranch. They're renowned for their innate ability to determine friend from foe and keep the alpaca safe from coyotes, cougars and other intruders.
Unfortunately every time I’ve been in NM, the raspberries have never been ripe for picking at the Salman Raspberry Ranch. We satisfied ourselves with lunch in their cafe, and walking in their beautiful gardens, which are cultivated in a historic site, an old corral, with a mission church nearby.
Villanueva State Park was sunny and quiet. The kids call the Pecos River “the chocolate river.” It’s fun to climb out, walk up river a few paces, and ride the current back to home base.
The kids and their cousins with Grandpa..
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