Friday, May 28, 2010

Old Town Mesilla, NM

Earlier in the week Sheryl and I had to go down to El Paso for a Doctors appointment, on the way back we decided to to stop by Old Town Mesilla, just south of Las Cruses. The Historic Old Town area still stands as it did when it was first built, it has been very well preserved and the only real changes have been paving the streets and modern utilities.

Mesilla was the largest town between San Antonio, TX and San Diego, CA along the Butterfield Stagecoach Line (forerunner to the Pony Express)

The old curch still stands at the head of the town square and is still in use today.

All the old building now house gift shops, restraunts and galleries. The old Courthouse stands on one corner of the square, this is where Billy the Kid was tried for murdering a Sheriff in Linclon CO. NM.

The Town Square has a nice Gazebo and several historic markers.

We had been told, that for great Mexican food we just had to eat at the La Posta in old Mesilla. Well, since we were here, and it was dinner time, and we just happen to love good Mexican food, we thought we'd give it a try. All I can say is we were not disappointed!!! What a great little place with lots of history and great food. We shared a Fajita plate and there was plenty for each of us to have two good sized ones along with all the sides, some of the best Fajitas we have ever had. So if you ever make down to the Las Cruses/Mesilla NM area, be sure not to miss this little gem.
We then headed home all full and happy. Another little off the beaten path place explored, just another reason we are loving this lifestyle and our life.

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