Tag: US Travel

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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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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