I don't usually say much about RV parks, so this will be an exception. The NRA Whittington Center near Raton, NM, is not a typical RV resort. It was established in 1973 by the National Rifle Association for shooting sports, education and wildlife management. It's not connected with the NRA anymore--except for the name. We came to visit Capulin Volcano NM; most people come for the training or the hunting.
April is definitely off-season, so we practically had the whole campground to ourselves. (We paid $3 extra per night for the West Campground because I wanted to see the antelope that (supposedly) wander all over. Ha! No such luck...We saw 3 jackrabbits and a few mule deer. I wanted PRONGHORNS for neighbors!!)
|Pronghorn Antelope (NOTE: picture taken outside campground)|
George forgot his camera so I loaned him mine. I took 3 pictures in the museum, then handed my camera to him because I knew he was more interested. (Terrible glare from all the windows--makes it hard to see some of the exhibits and makes for miserable pictures.)
I like this one. It reminds me of the cap pistols my brother had when we were little kids. I thought the engraving on the silver guns was because they were toys. Apparently cowboys liked a little bling too.
By the way, the Santa Fe Trail went through the property here. There's an official Scenic Historic Marker and a roadside exhibit.