Wednesday, July 22, 2009

More Photos from Estancia

Here are a few more photos from our trip to Estancia, New Mexico. The first is a shot down 5th Street, the main street through town.

Here is a remnant of old wooden sidewalk leading toward the town saloon, The Blue Ribbon.

A closer shot of the Blue Ribbon, which certainly has some fine green chile cheeseburgers. You know we are on a quest to find the best ones in New Mexico, so of course we tried them. We had a lovely picnic down by the lake in the park. Very delicious burgers, very good value.

Here is a for-real Charles Remington life-size statue of a cowboy and his rodeo horse that is on display in the town on 5th Street. There is a rodeo arena at the Torrance County Fairgrounds, just down the road. By the way, the Torrance County Fair will be held this year from August 9th through the 15th. For more information, call the Torrance County Extension Office at 505-246-4745.

There is a wonderful article giving a walking tour of the town in the SW Aviator, with all kinds of great restaurant descriptions and recommendations.

1 comment:

Beth said...

Looks like a pretty little town--they seem to have a lot of really nice trees there. I've never seen a wooden sidewalk before. Here in North Carolina, the termites would eat it right out from under your feet! :-)