Saturday, May 9, 2015

First Day on Site




Pioneer Store Museum
Chloride, NM 87943
GPS Coordinates (in three formats):
N 33.338660o, W 107.681144o
N 33o 20.3196', W 107o 40.8687'
N 33o 20' 19.17", W 107o 40' 52.12"
Elevation: 6,186 feet

It was cold and windy all day but crystal clear. Everyone tells us the cold and wind is unusual.

First let me show you our home for the next two months. We are in the Apache Kid RV Park.

We spent the day setting up and settling in.

We had a good lunch at the Chloride Bank Cafe ...

Chloride Bank Cafe, Chloride, NM


... got our first look inside the Monte Cristo Gallery and Gift Shop ...

Monte Cristo Gallery and Gift Shop, Chloride, NM


... and the Pioneer Store Museum

Pioneer Store Museum, Chloride, NM


All of these buildings have a history different than their current life. I'll explore each in later posts.









My major accomplishment today was getting Old Glory flying. That makes any place home.










Dona took Michelle to show her what the rental cabins are like. Very nice inside.

One of several vacation rental cabins


Chloride sits on the edge of the Gila National Forest. People come here as a base for outdoor adventures: hunting, hiking, ATV riding, climbing, exploring.

Every day has to have a learning experience. Today we learned that the nearest laundomat is at the General Store in Winston three miles away and that we have to use our own shower. Uhh Ooo, there goes Michelle's second wardrobe closet. Now we are really roughing it.
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