Saturday, February 6, 2010

Deming, NM

*** Below this post is a slideshow of the pictures we took on our day out ***

Around 11Am we decided to head to New Mexico, with no idea of where we would even end up. We loaded up the truck and just started driving. We ended up spending the afternoon in Deming, NM, which ended up being a real small town with museums and wineries! We all had an enjoyable day away from El Paso.

We started off at Luna Rossa Winery. Kevin and I both tried the wines and ended up choosing a bottle of white wine to take home with a wine glass from the winery. From there we drove around and ended up in the Historical part of Deming. Not that it was hard to locate considering the town was pretty small! The historical area held a two museums that we were able to tour before the closed. We arrived around 2:30 and they both closed at 4pm. The first one we went into was the Deming Luna Mimbres Museum. This is the one we took quite a few pictures at and put in the slide show. There was so much to see, from WWI memoribilias to vehicles to much more! The kids even had a blast checking out different exhibits! The museum was completed in 1916 and used as an Armory. It later served as a community social center and as a USO activity center. In 1977 Luna County Historical Society purchased the building to use as the museum once the Armory was finished. Following the museum we walked across the street to tour the Custom House. Everything in both museums was donated at one point or another.

After we finished with our historical viewing, we took a drive a few miles away to the St. Clair Winery, which is New Mexico's largest Winery. There we purchased another bottle of wine. (Kevin does have a glass with Brittney from time to time now! It was great having him there to taste wine with!) We bought the Gewurztraminer bottle of wine. It is a semi-sweet white wine with a light fruity taste. Of course, we had to come home with a wine glass from that winery as well!

We ended our day at the winery and decided it was time to head home. Nicholas went all day without a nap, so of course by this time he was getting pretty cranky as was Caitlin!

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