Tuesday was Red’s last day at the Sandhill Crane Bed and Breakfast. He had to be in the East Mountains by 2:30 and there was still alot of ground to cover.
Like many of the guests at Sandhill Crane, he wanted to have his picture taken in front of the sign and the metal crane logo on the adobe entrance gate.
He wishes he could be here when the flowers are blooming under the sign but the timing was not in his favor.
After packing up his travel journals Red, Judith and George headed out to visit Casa San Ysidro, an original adobe ranch home built in the 1870’s. It is furnished with period pieces and depicts life from that period on a New Mexico ranch. Red was interested to learn that the building and some of the furnishings were on Antiques Road Show several years ago. The buildings were filled with school children on a field trip so Red had to admire the museum from the sign.
He also had a chance to visit the Old San Ysidro church. It was built in 1868 and, as it is adobe, it must be re-mudded every year. George pointed out the corner he worked on a few years ago.
The church was deconsecrated in the early 1960’s and eventually sold by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe to the Corrales Historical Society. Today many wonderful concerts and art shows take place in the Old Church. It is a favorite spot for weddings.
The last stop of the day was the top of the mountain. As the tram wasn’t running, Red was driven to the top of the mountain for a fantastic
view of the area. Red learned that the mountain ranges in this part of New Mexico are part of the southern Rockies. On a very clear day you can see Texas and Colorado from the peak. At over 10,500 feet there was still snow on the ground at the crest and it was a little cold so he didn’t linger.
Then it was on to his next host. He was sad to say goodbye to his hosts, Judith and George from the Sandhill Crane B&B but more adventures await and he knows he’ll be back this way again!
Innkeepers Note: We will miss Red. After dropping him off at his next stop we returned to the inn and felt a loss at not having to take Red out of the back seat! Safe Travels Red.