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Bad and No internet service yesterday and this morning...which is why this post is late. But if you love the people of New Mexico, don't miss this…
In the middle of our ride from Gallup to Zuni, we stop at the top of the hill. Fry Bread. Hamburgers. Banana…Continue
ROUTE 66 & EL RIO GRANDE—In less than two weeks Mike Moye and I start riding across New Mexico on Route 66. So it is more than appropriate that I’m doing a good part of my training on the Bosque Trail, which crosses Route 66 right here at the river. And that is what the accompanying photos are all about.…
NOB HILL—”I don’t see you guys at the Flying Star in the morning any more,” he said. I was ready to explain, but he continued. “They changed their hours so my wife and I started going somewhere else.”
I nodded. It was a familiar story. In fact, that was what I was about to say…
RADIUM SPRINGS—By my count, there are 16 historic forts in the state of New Mexico. Though all are a bit different, except for Fort Bayard all were eventually abandoned by the Army to the dry wind and hordes of scavenging neighbors. What remains is usually the same: crumbling adobe walls, stone jails,…Continue
Grants, just 70 miles west of Albuquerque, is the gateway to much of Northwest New Mexico, including Mount Taylor, La Ventana arch, El Morro, Acoma and Laguna Pueblos, the Ice Cave, La Bandera Crater, Crownpoint, and Bluewater Lake. Yet, the actual town of Grants is visited much less often. I said to my wife…Continue
NOB HILL—Oh, I have read the articles and blog posts about Albuquerque being high on the list of quirky towns. They usually cite examples like Kelly’s Brewpub being in an old gas station.
First of all, it wasn’t a gas station, it was a car dealership. Kelly’s just decorated it to look…
Yesterday afternoon, in a story posted on the Deming Headlight website, veteran newsman Steve Terrell of the Santa Fe New Mexican reported that a writ of mandamus has been filed by the Fort Sill Apaches to force Governor Susana Martinez to negotiate a gambling contract with the tribe.
Up until a…
ROSWELL, NM--The state-wide buzz among people who watch birds is centered on one wet plot of ground just outside of Roswell. The area involved is the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. And all the attention is on a bird...literally one single bird. That bird is a Common Crane, also known as the…Continue
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OLD TOWN--Despite common attribution, I doubt Plato ever said, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” He certainly didn’t think that everyone’s opinions about a piece of art were equally valid, nor were those opinions all that was there. No, he thought there really was an idea of beauty that was…Continue
1. Book room #104 at the Quality Inn. This room is so good that I had to fight another guy to get it...and I lost. I ended up in 106, which…Continue
In May of 2014 President Obama proclaimed a new national monument in southern New Mexico. Called the Organ…Continue
NOB HILL--The banner picture above was taken in 1946 or 1947 just as what is commonly called the Nob Hill Shopping Center was being constructed. The houses shown in the background are still there, including the iconic log cabin.
That log cabin, built by DK Sellers as a demonstration house for…Continue