ADOBE INN, Santa Rosa NM

It's remarkable how the BEST WESTERN sign looks like it was added later by photographic trickery, but really, that's how it appeared! When they took it down the workman used an giant XACT-O knife.

"Permanently closed" says the web. No additional explanation. Permanently. The rooms are empty and not even the ghosts can remember the stories of what happened here. The bedspreads were burned, the sconces scrapped, the TVs shipped to Asia to be disassembled by barefoot boys scrambling over piles of electronic debris.

Happens all the time.