Adventure Location: Deming NM
It was certainly a beautiful day and with so much soreness the adventure chosen was a gentler one. The local museum had been often recommended to me. After missing the turn in downtown Deming a tour of the local area was made until the Team found the museum. It is not hard to locate but you do need to read the signs and follow them. The parking was excellent for even larger trucks like the Truck. The museum is free but they do ask for donations but certainly did not pressure me in any way. The big doors in front are not the entrance. The entrance is down left in the basement. There is a Memorial Garden to the right of the entrance. It is very well done. All sorts of different memorials to fallen war victims decorate the grounds. Two pieces of mechanized military equipment are on static display. The building is very large and is in a U shape. Over to the right from the entrance picture at the other end of the building is two gas lights. They looked interesting and my hopes they were antiques from long ago. The gas lights were old but not nearly antiques as was hoped. To my surprise they were actually in operation. The mantles were torn and ragged but burning gently. They were too tall for me to hear the characteristic gentle hiss of the gas flowing. The glowing mantles are barely visible in this next picture. A nice stroll down the stairs to the entrance brought to the normal gift shop and desk of the greeter. All four of the folks there were very pleasant. We talked about all the exhibits and how to navigate the building. There are 2 ½ floors to the exhibits. The half floor is a mezzanine around the second floor. Access to it was not found during this short visit. A map was supplied and away the Photo Team went to gather memories. The museum has plenty of facilities for necessities which is very nice. The exhibits pack the place to the Nth degree. A warehouse with more things to display is nearby but they are out of room for more exhibits. Each of the mannnnnnnnny rooms shown on the map could take quite a while to carefully view. The number of pictures taken was carefully limited to save editing time. As it is there were over ninety shots on the camera card when the Team left the Museum. Editing and reporting on the exhibits may take me awhile. My goal, as usual, is not to cover it totally but only well enough to make my readers visit as they are out trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.