Monday, September 5, 2016

Red Hatters Day Trip to Historic Fort Stanton, New Mexico

August 20, 2016

Members of the New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter of the Red Hat Society in Alamogordo, New Mexico took a day trip to Fort Stanton, New Mexico to explore and learn more history of this fabulous state. It did not turn out exactly as envisioned (State funding has been cut way back) but we made the best of it anyway.

The museum is stock full of antiques and information about the soldiers and Apaches who inhabited the area. One could actually spend the whole day in the museum thoroughly studying and reading all available historical information of this area.

This is a painting over the fireplace in the nurses quarters

This truly was a Hole in the Wall with an explanation

Trudy and Gail standing in front of the Catholic chapel

This tells some of the history of the chapel

These are two of the actors in the "Reenactment" that did not happen this particular day

L to R: Lu, soldier and Gail in front of the barracks

Alice with her handsome hubby Evans and Margie

We asked the gentleman to take our picture (see below) and he got his buddy to take one of him with us. Red Hatters are just so popular.

L to R: Trudy, Queen Ladybird aka Carla, Gail, Lu and Dorothy E.
Alice, Evans and Margie joined us later on. Afterwards, we went to lunch in Capitan, New Mexico and it was quite tasty. It was a FUN trip and we would still like to go back when they have funds to do reenactments again. We toured the soldiers barracks and saw their uniforms and shoes and various other items like spittoons and such.

This is all I have to say for now.

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