22 January 2008 After a few days of dealing with Anneke’s ankle sprain, it was clear that we were not going to be able to do any hiking for quite some time. We decided that we may as well move on to a new destination, and arrived at Las Cruces, New Mexico a few days ago.
Yesterday, she felt well enough that we tried a little modified touring and visited Mesilla, NM, which is now a small suburb of Las Cruces, but was a very important town in the 1800’s. Based on the remaining evidence, it stresses its part in bringing Billy the Kid, one of the dime novel western bad guys, to justice. It was also once the capitol of Arizona and New Mexico.
Today it is a quiet town with an historic village area filled with gift shops and at least some good restaurants with a great view of the surrounding mountains.