Saturday, May 28, 2016

Day 7, May 28, 2016 - T or C to Deming

Not a lot of miles, but a lot of visiting.  Left about 8:30 AM for Ft. Selden & Las Cruces.  Fort Selden was a post-CW fort designed to protect the settlement at Mesilla from the Apaches.  As an adobe fort, it is badly deteriorated.  It had on display an 1865 3" ordnance rifle that had been modified for breach loading.  It had once been painted yellow.  Meanwhile, please take care to avoid the snakes.

We met Sandra's Uncle Murray and his friend Peggy at the COAS bookstore downtown - they have some nice new & used books, for a nice price.  We had lunch at La Posta in Mesilla, then did some shopping.  Talked some more at Uncle Murray's apartment.

Arrived at a nice HIE in Deming, ate at El Camino Real, and looked at next day's plan.  Tomorrow we'll go to Willcox via Columbus on NM-1, Hachita on NM-9, and Lordsburg on NM-113 & I-10.  For the day, about 160 miles, 1826 for the trip. 

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