Places to Go & Things to See

Asia in Sandstone Amarillo College Museum

Some sculptures are behind glass, others are open to visitors to peer at closely, peek at the small shadows in the creases of the faces. Some of the work is utilitarian, made to ornament balustrades and pillars. Other work stood in temples before kneeling worshipers....

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Fish Eye View At the Aquarium

  When fish look up, they see the bottoms of leaves, insects touching the river's back, white ripples where water hits obstacles that splits its flow.  In this underground observation area, us desert rats gawk at sharks, rays and groupers, the " stars " of this...

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Night at the Marble Brewery Concert

  Tonight, at the Marble Street Brewery, in Albuquerque," Group Therapy" rocks. They rock with rock and roll, blues, jazz , Latin, boogie woogie, funk, and some gospel  to change the mood. With the sun plummeting, this brew pub's tanks look heavenly. Food trucks,...

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Standing On The Corner Winslow, Arizona

An Eagles hit in the early 70's was titled " Take it Easy. " "Standing on a Corner in Winslow, Arizona" was a lyric that became a real park at the Corner of Kinsley and East 2nd Street in the real town of Winslow. Winslow isn't big, just a small town on old Route 66...

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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. The peaks were thrust up in the last ten million years during the formation of the Rio Grande...

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Southwest Ambience Old Town, Albuquerque

Places have details that identify them. Pine trees don't grow in the Mojave Desert. Orchids don't grow in the Arctic.  The Southwest has adobe walls, wrought iron gates, red chili's dried and tied together to make ristras, heavy wooden doors, the smell and look of...

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Pumpkin Patch Country Fair

Just inside the front gate, pumpkins are peddled from the back of pickups for the low low price of five bucks for a small one , ten bucks for a big.  Pumpkins appear around Halloween and linger till Thanksgiving. Their color is a reminder of autumn, turkeys, Pilgrims...

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Estancia Parade Punkin' Chunkin' time again

Things usually happen more than once so if we miss an occurance the first time around we can catch it the second. Last year was the 2016 Punkin' Chunkin' Festival in Estancia, New Mexico. This year is the 2017 Edition. Estancia is south of Moriarty and is even smaller...

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Old Mining Town Creede, Colorado

Creede was established in the late eighteen hundreds,  At the north end of town is a silver mine that has become a museum. Running through the middle of town is a river that carried mining sludge into the valley below that is now being reclaimed by environmentalists....

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Cano’s Castle Antonito, Colorado

Leaving Antonito, Colorado, it is not hard to see two gleaming towers off to the east, the sun glistening off silver spires made out of hub caps, flattened beer cans, wire, window casements and whatever other metal comes into the hands of it's builder. You drive a few...

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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. This narrow gauge train...

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