In the morning, we drove to La Posta de La Mesilla, again looking for a letter box, in old town Las Cruces (the crosses). Here is the old mission church in the old town square.
I found this gravestone to be very moving and sad.
I walked around the square and came across La Posta. However, because it was so early in the morning, it was closed, so alas, no letterbox, because the clues said it was inside the doorway in a planter. The restaurant is still open for business daily.
This sign was in the middle of the square. I was surprised to learn that the Butterfield Overland Trail was even before the Pony Express.
This was an interesting sign and building on the square.
Here's the building the sign referred to. Neat doors, huh?
This was another historical building.
Here's a closeup of the sign.
Isn't this a pretty store front?
We decided to go explore some of the side roads near the square. After driving a few miles, we ended up in the heart of the agricultural area.
There was cotton growing in the fields along the way. Does anyone understand this sign? Does it have to do with the cotton fields?
Between the pecan and pistachio orchards and the cotton fields, I think the land owners have done rather well for themselves. Just look at the size of this house!
Notice the hot air balloon in the sky?
Here are more photos of the Organ Mountains.
We drove over to the Rio Grande river. It wasn't so grand though.
In closing, here is a real ship of the desert, right?
much more to come...
So send me a letter - song: Tumble and Twirl, artist: David Bowie, album: Tonight