Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Village of Columbus

Pancho Villa State Park is actually in the Village of Columbus.  There's a lot of history here.

Katie and I walked into town yesterday - I wanted to use the wireless at the library to update some apps on my phone, but the library closes at 1:00 on Saturday and we got there at 2:00, so we'll have to go back.  Maybe tomorrow.  I shot a few photos while we walked around.  It's a very small town with a couple of restaurants, a library, post office, hardware store, grocery, lounge, police department, etc.  As their website says, the town is "largely undeveloped."  All the necessary things for a town, but not much more.  The town was very quiet, no traffic, and I didn't see anyone walking around.

I took a few photos as we were walking to the library.  The following were taken at the old train station which is across the street from the State Park;  we walked around it and found some interesting things:

 Next to the old station is this little caboose:

And in the back was an old fire "engine."  It looked really old:

And here's an old gas pump, it it was about half as tall as our current pumps:

The rail road crossing sign at the corner:

And finally, an old cart with some really old suitcases that were very cool. They reminded me of the suitcase/storage I have in The Palms:

Here's a picture of my site, which is one of the three "slots" in this area that is part of the overflow parking.  Two or three rigs could fit into each slot, but there are only two of us here in this area so we have lots of room and privacy.  I was told I could also park my motor home anywhere along the outer fencing where there are no utilities.

There are cactus gardens all through the park.  It seems like there would be a lot of work involved keeping all the gardens looking nice.  Unfortunately a couple of years ago there was a really bad freeze and it killed many trees and cactus. Some of the cactus are coming back and growing up through the dead ones.  In a few years, it should be beautiful again.

Here's one of our beautiful sunsets:

 From Me and Katie, have a great evening, everyone!  :)


  1. I am not sure why, but your post is very relaxing tonight. Love the photos.

  2. Great sunset picture. I'll have to remember this place, I like to camp in areas where I can walk around a small town.

  3. What a gorgeous sunset! I just love small towns like The Village of Columbus. So neat to see all the "old things". Thanks for the tour.

    Your site looks so cozy and quiet...nice!

    Have a great week! Hope you see the great-horned owl again!

  4. Looks like a nice place to be and how nice that you can walk around town right from where you are parked. Great sunset pic on top of all the other interesting photos.

  5. If you get a chance,check out City of the Sun.You may have seen the sign on your right just before Columbus. Here are a couple links. It is quite an interesting place.

  6. I've heard people talk about that park but I really didn't know where it was so I really liked the tour.

  7. Hmmm I wonder what gas was a gallon when that pump was in working order??
    Probably filled up that old fire engine, you think? Great sunset.

  8. Having worked in libraries I can tell you that usually the wireless works all the time and you should have been able to get it outside the library, sitting on the front steps or in their parking lot.

    Pretty photos!

  9. You just find the nicest places! I enjoyed the pictures.


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