Larry & Lee Ann's Journey 2 travel blog

Pretty colors along the interstate as we make our way to Las...

A popular landscape feature along the Interstate!

Arriving, we noticed free stagecoach rides...

Beautiful horses!

Bonnie & I are ready for a fun time!

Plenty of equipment of display...

Train rides available for the kids...

Horse rides too & it's a beautiful day!

Here comes my baby...Guess he's looking for me!

He's found his favorite ride of the day!

I get to tag along!


On to the animals...


Vendors had plenty to look at!

Boots & lizards too, LOL

Big Camp Revival Meeting today :)

Fun time at the revival!

Larry took his first selfie! He did pretty good :) Please come...

I'm having a bit of trouble adjusting to this new journal. I hope to get better at posting to it & hopefully you will enjoy seeing a bit of our time here in New Mexico.

Today's post covers the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, which was honoring the western legend with a weekend festival complete with a fun mix of cowboy music, food, books, storytelling, demonstrations, living history re-enactments, children's activities, pony rides, stagecoach rides, arts and crafts vendors and more.

And if that weren't enough, demonstrations included blacksmithing, dowsing, wool spinning and wood carving. Whew, there was plenty to see & do :) Kids activities included a chance for young buckaroos to earn their star badge at Sheriff’s School, along with pony rides, the stagecoach and a new miniature train ride.

Mike Hosea, who helped put together the musical roster for the event and performs himself as James Michael, joined featured performers Voz Vaqueros, Bruce Carlson, Washtub Jerry, Glenn Moreland, Wayne Thomason, Jim Tomlinson, and Kenny Arroyo. It was hard to choose between hanging around for all of the musicians & moving about the rest of the activities. So, we tried to do both!

Contributing to the time-travel ambiance, costumed museum volunteers portraying characters from the Old West interacted with festival-goers throughout the museum’s 47-acre campus. Enchantment Historical Productions presented “The 19th Century Fashion Show,” hosted by Andrea Severson, a Ph.D. candidate in history at UTEP, showcasing costumes that illustrated the evolution of fashion in the American West. I think that was my favorite part of the day!

The weather was lovely the entire day with just enough cloud cover to keep the temps perfect for shorts & t-shirts. My kind of day! I hope you enjoy the pics, I may break them into two posts so I don't overwhelm you, lol. We had a great time, well worth the $5.00 per person admittance. Good, clean fun for sure!!!

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