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. We all have our favorite chairs. Yours might be an old recliner that you found on the sidewalk with a ' Take Me " sign pinned to...

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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 another patron's plate, on the bar counter next to me, the barbeque doesn't...

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Morning Walk Albuquerque's Embudo Canyon

Indian School is an east- west Albuquerque boulevard that ends at the Embudo Canyon Open Space at the far east side of the city.. The parking lot, at the roads end, is the beginning of a city Open Space area that moves into the Cibola National Forest Wilderness. The...

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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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