My visit to the Sycamore Ranch was sad; my friends (the owners) had passed away. The place was deserted, most buildings stood in neglect, with broken windows and torn walls, battened down. Only the trees stood tall.
The trail to the Sacred Grove had disappeared, but the trees stood tall. There was an offering at the roots of one of them, and a wind chime with a little fairy in another. I could feel my friends’ presence, and I took some time to say goodbye.
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Riverbend Hotsprings in Truth or Consequences
The hostel is no more in T or C. The owners closed it and reopened as the Riverbend Hot Springs. I used to help them out also, so it was good to see them doing well.