Monthly Archives: June 2010

What’s In a Name?

I’ve been sitting here, thinking over the years that I have been at Grapevine, and my mind went back to our very first guests. They were a young couple from Switzerland, by name of Annie and Urs, and they were touring around the USA. They stopped in here for a few days, we had a great time with them, and they left. When they checked out, they paid with a… Continue reading

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Staff Blog: Bonnie St. Clair

Bonnie St. Clair

Bonnie is also one of the “tried and true, many years here” staff. She first came to the ranch in 1991 as a guest, returned as a guest in 1993 and 1994 and then decided to stay. She held a couple of different jobs at the ranch over the years, but the one where she absolutely shines, and where all of you know her, is as… Continue reading

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Old Camp Rucker

All this talk of border crossings has made me think of a wonderful book called “Cowman’s Wife”, written in the 1940’s by Mary Rak. It’s the story of her husband and herself ranching in the remote Rucker Canyon of the Chiricahua Mountains. They bought the ranch sometime in the 1920’s but it already had a rich and varied history.

In 1878 it was the site of a military supply… Continue reading

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