|Storrie Lake before a thunderstorm|
|Just one of several dust storms we experienced while at the park|
Las Vegas, New Mexico is an interesting town. It has a rich history and many famous wild west characters, like Billy the Kid and Doc Holiday, passed through there or even lived there for a time. Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders held their annual reunions there at the Plaza Hotel. Las Vegas has such a diversity of geography that it is a very popular location for movies. Easy Rider, No Country for Old Men, All The Pretty Horses, Red Dawn and many other movies were filmed in part, or entirely, in Las Vegas. The Plaza Hotel is featured in several movies and has a prominent role in No Country For Old Men.
There is still a big mural in town that says "Welcome To Calumet!" that is from the movie Red Dawn. Red Dawn was set in the fictional town of Calumet, Colorado but was filmed entirely in Las Vegas. I noticed that this movie was on one day while we were there and decided to watch it. At one point, I was looking out my window and saw the exact scenery that was on the screen. I thought that was pretty cool. Driving around town, we recognized a lot of locations from that movie and also from No Country For Old Men. This is a picture of the Calumet Mural...
|Pecos River at Villanueva|
|Garden at Raspberry Ranch|
|Alpacas that had been recently sheared.|
|Beautiful Old Church Near Mora|
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