Belle Ponder Life Celebration and Memorial and Open Ranch, Sunday October 13, Noon til 6:00
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Belle Ponder Life Celebration and Memorial and Open Ranch, Sunday October 13, Noon til 6:00

Friends of Belle Ponder are invited to gather together Sunday, October 13th starting at noon and ending at 6 PM, to share love, potluck food and music and dancing at Adventure Trails Ranch, 82 Spirit Valley, Santa Fe, NM. Belle loved music so we will play music (bring your instruments), she did not like memorials and meetings, generally, but we must express our love, thoughts and stories about this lovely person and honor her life on this planet , which was full of love, hope, laughter and beauty. The gathering will be informal and there will be opportunity to hike around the ranch, go over to the teahouse and the family grave plot, eat together and play and listen to music. We will provide basic non-alcoholic drinks and guests may bring their drinks of choice, also. We will have a big tub for cooling drinks, grills and inside location for the food.

Informal attire is fine and clothes for hiking, walking in tallish grass, etc, is recommended. The road is dirt and gravel and parking areas will be roped.

The music is potluck also, so be prepared for eclectic taste. The instruments should be mostly acoustic, perhaps some heavier jamming in the later evening. There will be a pa with mikes, but large scale electric sound will not be the norm.

Time will be set aside for stories and the like.

In case of rain or snow that will make the ranch difficult to be at, then we have a rain-out location: the old Lamy train station, with the same hours and this will be announced in advance, so please check for updates on this and other aspects of the celebration.

Here is the link to the obituary in the New Mexican, hard copy will be in Sunday, October 6th paper:

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SPLISH SPLASH BASH at Thor and Belle's Adventure Trails Ranch

Take Old Las Vegas Hwy to Ojo de la Vaca 51 and go under I25, go east 1.5 miles, cross creek on concrete, cross rr tracks go 150 yrds or so , turn right on Spirit Valley, go south for 1/2 more or less, go down steep hill towards big black trestle bridge, cross creek slowly and purposefully, this begins the property, go past casita, see windmill, park where marked, will have large tip jar for Joe (voluntary donation), bring your special beverages of choice and snack/picnic stuff for self or share; either, lots to do: tale a hike, go to creek, play in sand/beach, dance couples or singly, open studio and open ranch, see sculptures, etc., will have Ben Remmer’s fire globe and who knows what else, slideshow and clips on back of stage, etc. Property is 40 acres and has large cliff and escarpment on one side and rr tracks on other. restroom will be marked, Enjoy. Main house is closed except when accompanied by owners. We will be jamming part of the time (an offshoot of the Joe West/Mary’s Bar jam sessions from this winter and ongoing open jam sessions with acoustic sounds and informal. Joe West will be a special guest and help with the dance and great sounds, also informal. This should be a great bash. Some may want to stay and share food and hang later but main event is a limited time frame.

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