ANA LIVINGSTON PADDOCK: BOOKS: VOLUME I: Graciela & Hector Gallegos: The steps of the Casa Grande Hotel in Mata Ortiz.

{quote}La Casa Grande hotel sat on a hill overlooking the village.  Although the accommodations were simple, the building itself was a large wood structure with a central courtyard.  Rooms faced a big covered porch where guests found relief from the summer heat.  The wide plank floors were covered in animal hides, and the walls were adorned with trophies from hunting expeditions to the Sierra Madre.  Luz Elena Rodríguez, José’s granddaughter who is now in her 70s, still remembers when she and her cousins would sneak into the hotel, and the eyes from the animal trophy heads seemed to follow them in the hallways during games of hide-and-seek.{quote}
The steps of the Casa Grande Hotel in Mata Ortiz.

"La Casa Grande hotel sat on a hill overlooking the village. Although the accommodations were simple, the building itself was a large wood structure with a central courtyard. Rooms faced a big covered porch where guests found relief from the summer heat. The wide plank floors were covered in animal hides, and the walls were adorned with trophies from hunting expeditions to the Sierra Madre. Luz Elena Rodríguez, José’s granddaughter who is now in her 70s, still remembers when she and her cousins would sneak into the hotel, and the eyes from the animal trophy heads seemed to follow them in the hallways during games of hide-and-seek."