Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Chama, New Mexico
A family friend had offered us to stay at his house he has in Chama. We took him up on the offer and headed up to the little town by the New Mexico/Colorado border. The house sits right on the main drive (Hwy 17) just south of the train station. We could almost walk to everything we needed and anything else was a short drive away. I did manage to get a morning fishing on the Rio Chama at the easement area. The fishing was okay; it reminded me of Rio de Los Pinos but the Los Pinos fishes much better. I wanted to try the river section bordering the Wildlife Management area but it seemed to be closed and I didn’t want to risk getting ticketed. The house doesn’t have electricity which meant we had to find ways to keep ourselves entertained; the kids played games, read to each other or just sit around and talk. Even the kids enjoyed the stay without any type of screen time. It all came down to quality time with the family, dogs included. Next time I would like to fish the river more and even plan an excursion to look for Dusky Grouse in the local mountains.