Getting Around

House Car Home Sweet Home

This home on wheels was originally owned by a couple from Louisiana who traveled from town to town with a carnival. They sold kewpie dolls and prizes, and, as far as we know, lived as happy as the Old Lady who lived in a Shoe. Inside, it is roomy enough for a couple...

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The Vault Parker, Colorado

For Weston's birthday, we visit " The Vault. " A local family built this museum and storage/work space for their collection of vintage cars. For ten bucks, adults can spend as much time as they like with automobiles from the early 1900's to now. All vehicles have been...

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Paint and Body Shop, Colorado Thom's Place

Metal can be cut, bent, welded, bolted, folded,stacked,sanded,smoothed. It can make incredible sculptures or just simple brackets. Protected from water, it lasts hundreds of years. Made from Earth's minerals, steel is still a prime building material for our twenty...

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Weston’s 1960 El Camino Going for a paint job

This car is no longer a car. It is a piece of family history. In high school, Weston started banging out dents, measuring from A to B, searching the internet for alternators and chrome. In college, he was home for holidays and fashioned new panels for rusted out steel...

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Rigo’s Truck Embudito Canyon, Albuquerque

We follow our chosen trail, turning and twisting, finding footholds in granite boulders to take us further up a sandy small arroyo lined with brush.  It is Saturday and most hikers are still in bed. Deer gnats, fierce this time of year, must have partied late...

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Three Jelly fish Albuquerque Biopark

  Fish are streamlined for propulsion. Their bodies create little friction between them and the water that supports them. Light filters down from the water's surface where we aquarium visitors watch the fish take graceful turns around the tank's curves. In...

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Tram Ride On Vacation

The Sandia Mountains are pink at dusk. The setting western sun turns them the color of watermelons, for which they were named by indigenous Indians thousands of years ago. Sandia's peaks were thrust up in the last ten million years during the formation of the Rio...

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Mother Road Route 66 through New Mexico

  Route 66 is the most famous United States highway that joined others to became the U.S. Interstate Highway system that linked our 50 states, made remote places accessible, let restless spirits roam to where they belonged, spawned a history of music, posters,...

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Hummingbird Breakfast Morning snack

At seven in the morning, South Fork, Colorado is Closed and a place to quickly drive through. The Rainbow Grocery, down from the Rainbow Motel, opens at seven. The Rainbow gas station, next to the Rainbow Grocery, is open but their coffee is not worth a pause much...

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Cumbres Toltec Railroad- Video Back to yesteryear

Highway 285 winds it's way through Espanola, Ojo Caliente, Tres Piedras, Antonito, and eventually Alamosa, Colorado. Another way to see this high country is riding a narrow gauge railroad that runs from Antonito, Colorado to Chama, New Mexico and back. This narrow...

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Snail and Tortoise sticking your head out

Back in yesteryear, a school assignment, in English, was to compare and contrast apples and oranges. The assignment was dropped on us to develop critical thinking, stimulate observation, and bring order to our primitive minds. The assignment proved that apples are not...

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