Hiking Dripping Springs Trail in the Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks National Monument

There’s a trail outside of Las Cruces, New Mexico that I’ve long wanted to hike. In the past, it’s either been too hot or my work schedule didn’t allow me the time to tackle the trail, but last month I had a free day and I decided it was high time to see what this

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Have I been abducted?!

You all know how I like to tell you about all the quirky places in the state of New Mexico?  Well, about the quirkiest place you can find is perhaps the city of Roswell. Due to no fault of its own, really, Roswell’s claim to fame is space aliens. Yep, you heard that right.  In

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If I haven’t convinced you already…

I’ve written about Carlsbad Caverns National Park and White Sands National Monument here in New Mexico before, so I’m not going to do another full write-up, but I will share these photos taken on my last visit in April 2019. This is the first time I’ve experienced White Sands on a cloudy and rainy day

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What exactly do they do out there?

I’ve driven by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRA) outside of Socorro many times.  The NRAO is home of the Very Large Array (VLA) or a set of giant satellites that in my mind were always aimed at space searching for alien life.  That’s not exactly true and probably came more from the movie Contact than it did from any actual research on the VLA.

Rock cities and white sands

What do most people think of when they think of New Mexico?  It’s always interesting to hear the opinions and, sometimes, misconceptions of the people I meet across the country. I’ll admit, when we moved to New Mexico in 1982 I thought my mother had lost her mind and moved us to the surface of

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A funky little stay in a funky little town

Truth or Consequences. That’s the name of this funky little year-round resort town in Sierra County, New Mexico. Famed for its hot springs, this town changed its original name, Hot Springs, to Truth or Consequences as part of a publicity campaign to advertise a game show.  The story goes that a popular game show, Truth

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Weeks on the roads of New Mexico: Updated

For those of you that have a hard time gauging the size of states, New Mexico is the 5th largest state in land mass.  The Land of Enchantment encompasses 121,365 miles.  On the flip side, New Mexico is the 36th largest state when it come to population with approximately 2 million people.  What that means is that there is lots of space in New Mexico and parts of the state are incredibly remote – I mean like nothing on the AM dial remote.

Teotihuacán

Interested in climbing ancient pyramids?  How about learning more about human sacrifice?  You can do both at the UNESCO heritage site of Teotihuacán.

Ciudad de México

If you’ve been contemplating a trip to Mexico City….Go! It’s a wonderful city with friendly people, great food, charming neighborhoods, and amazing museums.