Thursday, July 13, 2017

Red Hatters Tour Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum and Dine at the Lodge

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Members of the New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter of the Red Hat Society took a day trip to Cloudcroft, New Mexico to tour the Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum and to dine at the Lodge there. This event was arranged by Red Hatter Flo Dean aka Lady Crimson and it was so interesting at the museum. I had no idea this museum was there and I plan to return with my husband, Doug, to more thoroughly explore the old village of Cloudcroft that is part of this museum. They have rescued old buildings and cabins of pioneers and moved them to this area of Cloudcroft and the displays and arrangements are amazing. There is a barber shop, a church, a tack barn, various cabins and even the fire department building with antique ambulance and fire truck parked inside. There is also a large new building in back of the village that houses many artifacts from this area's history which I never got to see. I will return!

L to R: Darla Shelley, Carmen Veenpere, Carla Kerr, Kimberly Gugliotta and VQ Donna Williams (Kim talked some strange man into taking this picture of us in front of the gift shop at the Lodge!)
The old barber shop (even has the barber pole outside) is enclosed in glass so a bit of a glare in the picture.
The inside of the old church
Carmen inside the museum in front of one of the dioramas of old Cloudcroft
A table in the barber shop where they played dominoes
One of the old cabins
Horse drawn fire hose wagon
We are in the Tack Barn and this is a one-horse open sleigh
A collection of very old tools in the Tack Barn
This is a horse drawn hay baler
The old Fire Department with antique vehicles
L to R: Margie Purcella, Jean Courtier, VQ Donna, Lu Mattson and Flo Dean (our hostess for this event)
Bobbie Tanner (standing) and Trudy Reese on her trusty steed!
L to R: Darla Shelley, Gail Swineford and Carmen
Trudy and Queen Ladybird aka Carla
L to R: Trudy, Gail, Bobbie, Margie, VQ Donna, Queen Carla, Lu, Flo and Jean. Darla's there, but didn't quite get in the photo!
L to R: Bobbie, Trudy, Gail, Flo, Darla, lu, Jean and Alice waiting to place orders for lunch at the Lodge
L to R: Darla, Lu, Jean, Alice and Carmen
L to r: Bobbie, Trudy and Gail
VQ Donna, Bobbie and Trudy (love their smiles)
L to R: Flo, Darla and Lu
L to R: Alice, Carmen and Margie
Kimberly Gugliotta aka Queen Curvy
The food was great as always and we had a grand time visiting and catching up on our lives with each other. I may be prejudiced, but I think I have an adorable group of Red Hatters in my chapter and I love everyone of them. Thanks to Alice for taking pictures with me included. Somehow, we always seem to forget that. Hugs

This is all I have to say for now.

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