2011 Road Trip, Central Section
History and Prehistory of Lake County
and Beyond
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On the way to the Keys, we took the
old Tamiami Trail across Big Cypress
Swamp to Miami.  On the way we saw
alligators and the Miccosukee Tribal Headquarters.  Long Key was our destination where we
spent almost 2 weeks with mom and dad enjoying the sights and tastes of the Keys.
Heading East
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From Tucson we traveled east through
El Paso to Carlsbad Caverns where we
spent two days underground.  Then on
to Jacksonville Texas to visit
Cheyanne's cousin and family.

On our return trip we traveled north to
Eufaula to visit Eric's family (still
snow on the ground).  Then back
across Texas where we had a blowout
in Abilene.  We stopped and took
pictures at the Toyan ghost town and
the windmill rest-stop.

In El Paso, we toured the historic
missions along the Socorro Road, the
Tigua Indian Reservation, and the real
"Boot Hill" (Concordia Cemetery) where
Gunslinger John Wesley Hardin rests
(with his boots on) along with 40,000
other souls.  Heading further west, in
New Mexico, we toured the town of La
Mesilla where Billy the Kid was tried
and sentenced to hang in 1881.
Heading back home
Cheyanne at Carlsbad Caverns
The wonder of the caverns
John along the trail in the cave
Stone structure at the mouth of the Carlsbad canyon
Abandon 1920's motel at the mouth of Carlsbad canyon
Cousin Dale and wife Sylvia took us out to the Texas Roadhouse
Cheyanne, Cousin Dale and his daughter Jennifer at Dale's furnature store.
Linda's Corner Cafe, Pecos.  Best breakfast and cultural experience in Texas
Eufaula, Oklahoma: Son Eric shows us his property
Eric, Dana, and the boys at the park in Eufaula
Uriah gets hair cut
Make a face grandma, the boys celebrate a late Christmas.
Irin, Conner and Uriah check out the creek at the property.
Thump, thump, thump, POP! Tread blew off just outside Abilene.
Couldn't pass up taking a picture of this sign at a roadside diner
The Windmill Rest Stop along I-10
The old Toyah school for sale, pidgens included.
Abandon car in Toyah
La Mesilla, New Mexico (founded in 1850)
La Mesilla, where Billy the Kid was tried and sentenced to hang in 1881
Ysleta Mission along the Socorro Road, south of El Paso
Ysleta Mission (1680) oldest continuously operated perish in Texas
Concordia Cemetery, El Paso (the real Boot Hill)
Here lay the real John Wesley Hardin (with his boots on)
Cheyanne looks over the graves of children who died during the early 1900 flu epidemic
Socorro Mission (1691) south of El Paso
Socorro Mission's hand hewn ceiling beams
San Elizario Chapel (1789) looks good from the outside, but...
Inside San Elizario, the front adobe wall is pulling away from the rest of the building
San Elizario damage due to adobe wall movement
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