So we continued our Longmire quest this past week. We learned that Walt's office, at least the door to Walt's office and the town square that you see he and his deputies park in is actually in Las Vegas, NM, about 70 miles away. We also learned that the Red Pony, the bar where Henry works and owns is actually the Mine Shaft Tavern in Madrid, NM, the same town where a lot of Wild Hogs was shot, not far down the road from us either. We are actually getting big kick out of this. We've also learned that NM is very friendly to the film producers and for years many, many movies have been made here.
So back to Las Vegas, we found the square and the famous Plaza Hotel built in 1881 which you see in a lot of the scenes in the Longmire show, as well as where scenes from Easy Rider, and No Country for Old Men were also shot.
|The Plaza Hotel|
|You can make out the door in the center of the picture|
|It's locked and evidently doesn't go anywhere|
|You can see the stairs up to Walt's "office"|
It just ends at the top
In addition to walking around downtown and a few more meals in Santa Fe, we did accomplish another project on Jan's list. We have a large dark brown leather sofa bed in our coach, that helped along with our cat Bert's help, has developed a lot of stains on the seat cushions. We had tried several times to get a leather guy to fix it, but it never worked out, so Jan has been wanting to have the seat cushions recovered and thought cloth would look nice. She and sister Nancy went and picked out material, and while they were at it also decided to have our dining chairs redone as well. It just happens that a friend of Nancy's and CT's has an upholstery business and we are very pleased with the result.
|Our new seat cushions|
|And our new chair material|