|Lots of old mining equipment can be found in our area. Wish they all had descriptions!
|Need a project? This grand ol' lady is for sale.
On one of our day trips this summer we passed the Amerind Museum in nearby Dragoon. Set in beautiful Texas Canyon, it's a place I'd heard of from other bloggers before we moved here. But I had forgotten all about it until we saw the sign. Sounded like a place I needed to visit, so on a warm weekday I headed off for a solo adventure.
|Paquime, Mexico - a site with its own large exhibit in the museum. Photos of gallery and museum interior from Amerind website.
|Most are painted on old ledgers and sheet music. The people are all faceless, no explanation necessary.
At the back of the museum is the beautifully curated walk-through exhibit on the town of Paquime in Chihuahua, Mexico. Archeologists have been studying the dig for over sixty years and their discoveries are shared in this large compilation of artifacts and replicas. I have to come back to really absorb all that is offered here.
|Thick adobe walls inspired by the site at Paquime.
Amerind is only recently reopened to the public with strict mask and distancing rules in place. Volunteers are scheduled to return in October. But they have not been "closed down" during the pandemic. They have maintained a series of remote lectures and presentations, staying in touch with the community.
All the kids and grands are doing well, making the best of what 2020 continues to dish out. We appreciate regular photos and videos and occasional live chats, keeping us connected to their growing-up-too-fast lives.
|Mason and big brother Maximus love spending the day at the beach!
|Captain Ezra ready for his update.
|Listening to Mission Control Nawma's instructions.
|Even captains find time for kitty cuddles.
We moved the motorhome into the driveway to load up (such a weird experience after being fulltime for years) for our New Mexico adventure. Can't wait to get those big wheels rolling down the road!!