Scott’s Adventures in New Mexico

Love Machine Squeeze the Handle

  In the lobby of the County Line Barbecue, there is a special love machine for testing your love potentials.The machine is right inside the restaurant's front door, and, as you wait for your table to open up, is hard to ignore. This " Love Machine " costs a...

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Lucky Chair Horseshoes for luck

Under the " Home of the Big Rib " rib, as you walk towards one of several back dining rooms at the County Line Barbecue, is a lucky chair that is hard to get past on your way to your table. We all have our favorite chairs.  It might be an old recliner that you...

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Barbecue Blues County Line Barbecue

In the shadow of the Sandia Mountains, the County Line Barbecue is packed this Friday night. I am on the band's e mail list, and got my invitation via e-mail. Judging from a plate of ribs on a patron's plate, on the bar next to me, the barbeque doesn't look shabby...

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Morning Walk Albuquerque's Embudo Canyon

Indian School is an east west boulevard that ends at the Embudo Canyon Open Space at the far east side of Albuquerque. There is a parking lot at the open space that opens at seven each morning and closes at seven each evening. People and pets can both walk here to...

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Heckle and Jeckle Talking over the watercooler

https://youtu.be/TZfMGEEjLEU   These two questionable birds remind me of cartoon characters us kids watched on black and white television in the 1950's, most often perched on a tree limb talking about crazy humans. They were, as they appear here, angular,...

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Mineshaft Tavern Local Watering Hole

State Road 14 takes you to Madrid,New Mexico, and to Cerrillos,New Mexico, if you stay on it. All the way to Madrid we are passed by overweight motorcycle riders wearing pony tails and Bandito Leather jackets. Madrid is an old New Mexico mining town that busted a long...

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Cerrillos, New Mexico Road Trip

New Mexico, before statehood, was an American territory wrested from Mexico in one of America's many wars. In 1912, we became a state and were lucky to do so.There were plenty of critics, then, as now, who suggested  New Mexico has more in common with Mexico than...

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