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Chapter 3, In Which we Stay at the NRA Whittington Center (Gasp!) Near Raton, New Mexico

When Beechnut mentioned we were due to stay at an NRA center in New Mexico, I scowled and whined.   My views on gun ownership and control are very mixed and complex (the subject of another blog if I ever dare post it).   However, I was blown away by the Whittington Center. It is located in northeastern New Mexico in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.   This center has miles upon miles of absolutely beautiful land and amazing wild life as well as many amazing shooting ranges. Unfortunately, there wasn't much room for enjoying a picnic dinner at our site.   We     traded in the goat heads and flies from Caprock for swarming mosquitos...ick!   The sites were gorgeous, though, with immaculate bathrooms, scenic views, and a very peaceful and quiet atmosphere.   This is a very nice place to stay for anyone passing through the area, welcome and friendly to anyone, gun lover and NRA member or not.   I would highly recommend it! RV sites have full hook-ups and the

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