Scott’s Adventures in New Mexico

Solicitation No B.S.

Solicitation No B.S.

ATM's have taken over many of the functions of a bank. They are in countries all over the world and you can get cash in countries where no one speaks English and all the writing looks like hieroglyphics. The ATM's accept debit and credit cards, let you make deposits,...

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Get away from my register UNM South Golf Course snack bar

Get away from my register UNM South Golf Course snack bar

Bazookas are old technology but World War 2 vets will tell you a thing or two about their effectiveness in the war they fought in. This plastic army man, with his bazooka pointed at me,his helmet securely fastened, his feet planted and secured by a heavy application...

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Home Depot Scare Halloween 2019

Home Depot Scare Halloween 2019

The season of spooks and goblins, pumpkins and puritans is approaching. Our local Home Depot has dedicated aisles and displays to Halloween and Thanksgiving and looking for some utility wire and masonry nails to secure a few plants to a block wall, so they will grow...

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Artifacts things to be claimed

Artifacts things to be claimed

My garage is the most recent resting place for artifacts from 803, the house us kids grew up in. Smaller things have been boxed up to be gone over when brother's are able to come to Albuquerque to go through photos, letters, correspondence, old coins, mementos from...

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Deer in Embudo Canyon Albuquerque Foothills

Deer in Embudo Canyon Albuquerque Foothills

As soon as we say we haven't seen deer in a while, we spot a small grouping grazing in one of the small canyons breaking away from this larger canyon we are trekking through. This family unit are still a short par 4 away. They are looking at us, ears cocked, knowing...

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Lost History- Video Ernie Pyle Library-Albuquerque

Lost History- Video Ernie Pyle Library-Albuquerque

At an annual celebration of the famed World War 2 correspondent, Ernie Pyle, at his home in Albuquerque, N.M., a docent discusses the permanent closing of Pyle's childhood home in his original birthplace in Indiana. As the docent continues his presentation, he reminds...

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Golf Course ducks UNM South golf course water hole

Golf Course ducks UNM South golf course water hole

The UNM south golf course is a championship course that is way too much championship for this golfer. It has ankle deep grass in the rough, tricky greens, deep traps, rolling fairways and a few doglegs that would make a dog blush. You wouldn't want to walk this course...

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Bumblebee Lunchtime Backyard dining

Bumblebee Lunchtime Backyard dining

If I were a true horticulturist, I would know what the bush in my back yard with the pretty white flowers is called. I would know its scientific and common names. I would know if the plant has medicinal uses, how much water it needs, the proper way to trim it, the...

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Ernie Pyle Library Celebration of a life

Ernie Pyle Library Celebration of a life

Ernie Pyle was a simple Indiana kid who liked to write and travel and found both as a World War 2 correspondent for Scripps-Howard newspapers. He purchased a house in Albuquerque in the 1940's and lived in it with his wife and dog Cheetah, till he was killed in the...

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Fort Union Santa Fe Trail

Fort Union Santa Fe Trail

Near Watrous, New Mexico, I have always sped past an I-25 highway sign that reads simply, " Fort Union . " This trip, I exit, and follow the Old Santa Fe Trail that brought people west in the eighteen hundreds looking for opportunity. After the Civil War, poor folks,...

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” All of Me “ 44th Army New Mexico National Guard Band

” All of Me “ 44th Army New Mexico National Guard Band

" All of Me " is a jazz standard, a song called often at jam sessions and performances, a standard that  has been going strong since the 40's. Tonight's performance brings back the Big Band era after World War 2 when ballrooms,in big as well as small towns,...

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