Smokey the Bear was to children of the 50's what Cabbage Patch Kids were to children of the 80's.
Getting close to Capitan,, New Mexico, I was drawn to relive a little from my childhood.
It was cold and threatening snow, but .........
|After walking out the door of the museum and following the path, I first saw this water|
|it starts a stream that runs through the park|
|Smokey rest just beyond this bridge and to the left of where the man is standing|
|His grave enclosed with rocks and a rock wall around the entire park.|
|This boulder was brought down from the mountain to mark his grave. It was the same mountain where he was found, burned and clinging to a tree.|
|A perfect choice for a headstone|
|It has been said that although Smokey belongs to everyone, the people of Capitan love him just a little bit more.|
|The stream stops at this small pond|
|and the path leads back to the museum|
|going past signs like this, bringing back memories.|