San Marcos Cafe and the Bug Museum…

June 25, 2014

We headed out to lunch at the San Marcos Cafe and Feed, followed by a trip to the Harrell House and Museum. At San Marcos, we were seated in front of a window looking into a large pen with peahens and chicks.

It was amazingly entertaining to watch the birds… the peacocks were strutting around outside the pens. The food at San Marcos Cafe was wonderful northern New Mexican cuisine.

After walking the outside gardens amidst the birds, we headed to Harrell House & Bug Museum. We had a hard time finding the place, as it turned out it was in a shopping mall.

Someone showed us around the live insects and we were left to look at the displays of thousands of insects, arranged by type: spiders, roaches, walking sticks, luna moths, butterflies…

The collection is amazing. I sat on the benches, just studying all the different types of bugs. We had a good trip to the bug museum… It was such fun to immerse yourself in a different world. Kids would love this place, and many local schools make class trips to the Bug Museum.

About Holly Ritger

I am retired, enjoying being a grandmother, traveling to National Parks and other interesting places in our RV with my husband of 43 years, and visiting with friends and family. Hobbies: photography, learning about wildflowers and birds, and trees, and reading from my kindle.
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3 Responses to San Marcos Cafe and the Bug Museum…

  1. Not a big fan of bugs but It looks like an interesting place. Love the butterfly collections. Glad ya’ll are having a good time in New Mexico.


  2. Holly Ritger says:

    Thanks Beth… We are thoroughly enjoying New Mexico. Getting ready to move to Chama today.


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