Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Slide of the Month Extra-Philmont Abreu (Cantina)


July 2022

Time to make: 1.5 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane

Day 3  and we are heading to Carson Meadows, which I've highlighted here and here, yet all I can think of is the nearby Abreu Cantina. 

It's hot, the sweat is drenching your clothes, the pack feels so much heaver than yesterday, and you've hiked too many "ranger miles" to count. Yet at the end of this part of the trek you know a there is a mug of refreshing root beer that awaits at the cantina.  Abreu is one of the period staffed camps at Philmont repersenting the Abreu homestead.

Ok I have to admit, if our crew picks a southern route, I'm looking forward to getting to the Abreu site not only for the cantina and program but for the meal and shower that I will so desperately desire by this point in the trek.

EDIT: We didn't get to see the Cantina do to a "Bat infestation" but did get to go to a makeshift store in a lower building. The mugs of root beer ended up being cans of "Mug" root beer. 

Kind of a simple slide to carve as it only has three levels (the door header, the building, and the inset door). Carved from southern (pallet) pine, painted with hobby paints, lettered with waterslide paper, and finished off with a couple coats of poly. 

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