We’ve been here in Las Cruces, New Mexico for a few days now. Not a bad place to spend a couple of days, but we’re ready to move on. The rv park that we are in, Sunny Acres Rv Park, isn’t bad. We’d stay here again if we were passing through. There’s quite a bit of room between rigs and grass. Which is always a plus. The people are nice and if we weren’t having this cold front right now, the temperature wouldn’t be bad.
When we started our trek from Van Horn, TX to here, this is what we encountered at a rest stop.
Once we arrived here in Las Cruces, NM it was still cold. Only in the low 30’s, but no snow. So there was that.
Las Cruces is within a couple miles of an old historic town, Mesilla, NM. Mesilla is where the Gasden Purchase was signed (When the US bought New Mexico’s land from Mexico and it became part of the US), Where Billy the Kid was tried and found guilty and was a regular stop for the Butterfield Stage Coach Trail, among other things. You can read all about Mesilla’s history with the link above.
We ate at the famous La Posta Restaurant in Mesilla. The food was ok. We’ve had better Mexican actually elsewhere. However, the atmosphere was very interesting. Continually occupied since the 1850’s, it’s listed on the National Registry of Historical Places. As well it should be.
There are many original buildings from this era listed with the registry. It was neat to walk on the same floor boards as Billy the Kid and others from that era. The adobe filled ceilings are amazing. They have withstood the weather and man for all this time.
Here’s some more of the town. The Basilica, the Square where the Stage Coach was stationed, the oldest standing brick building. Pretty interesting stuff. If you find yourself in the area, treat yourself to a day in Mesilla.
So we say good-bye to Las Cruces and Mesilla, NM…for now. I’m sure we’ll pass through here again some day.