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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Dancing at the castle

Folk dance camp was held at Montezuma Castle in Las Vegas, New Mexico this year. A spectacular setting - the castle was built in the 1880's by Fred Harvey. Here are some pics.

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me as the fairy grandmother dancing at the bal

after the ball singing

Calamity Jane and hubby bartender


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You guys look great! A modern castle - I would live there.

Karen Walker said...

Alex, so would I. And Northern New Mexico is spectacularly beautiful.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

How fun! I wish I'd known about the castle when I lived there.

Karen Walker said...

I know, Diane. It's relatively unknown to most of us. It burnt down twice and rebuilt, finally bought by Arm and Hammer and now is United World College.

DMS said...

Looks like a great setting for the camp. How fun and beautiful views! :)

nashvillecats2 said...

Wonderful pictures Karen looks like a good time was had by all/


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Karen - that looks like you had the most amazing time ... love the photos and you in purple, gorgeous dress - let alone the Calamity Jane and Bar Tender hubby - wonderful place to know about - so pleased you had a happy time - cheers Hilary

Karen Walker said...

DMS, the setting was spectacular and dancing was so much fun!
Yvonne, thanks - I do think everyone had a great time.
Hilary, that purple dress was a huge hit at the "ball." Thanks so much.

LD Masterson said...

I loved castles but I've never had the chance to dance in one. How cool is that?

Julie Flanders said...

Oh my gosh, how fun! You make a beautiful fairy grandmother. I love that purple! And the castle is just stunning.

Jemi Fraser said...

That is so awesome!!

Misha Gericke said...

Looks like so much fun! The castle is beautiful. :-)