Places to Go & Things to See

Mineshaft Tavern Local Watering Hole

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...

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Cerrillos, New Mexico Road Trip

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...

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” The Fountain “ Fountain Hills, Arizona

” The Fountain “ Fountain Hills, Arizona

    This morning, the Fountain goes off at nine sharp, the same time as all the local businesses open. Ducks cruise past it like little feathered boats as a steady geyser of water is propelled several hundred feet into the air.  I film the eruption from...

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Happy Home 19th Century Museo of Tostada

Happy Home 19th Century Museo of Tostada

    Across from Billini plaza is a well to do man's home of the nineteen hundreds. His home, which I am shown through, is several hundred years older than the Alcazar de Don Colon and several hundred years behind homes you find now in the Zona Colonia with...

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Museo of Rum In the Zona Colonia

Museo of Rum In the Zona Colonia

    Rum has been around for centuries. Columbus brought the first sugarcane to the new world, and, shortly after, the first sugar cane plantation, worked by slaves, was begun in the New World in the Dominican Republic.  A trade route was begun with...

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Plaza Espana On an evening in March

Plaza Espana On an evening in March

    Plaza Espana is a popular night spot in Santo Domingo. There are events and live music here. but, this evening, early, people are just beginning to arrive as the moon rises just above Columbus's right shoulder. The Alcazar de Don Colon is closed and...

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Godfather street Zona Colonia- Calle Hostos

Godfather street Zona Colonia- Calle Hostos

    According to one of my first guides, Alberto, this Godfather Street is where parts of the movie " Godfather " were filmed. Alberto, who is missing one leg, but transports quickly, even with crutches,took me on a tour the other day to the Plaza Espana,...

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Museo of Amber Zona Colonia, Santo Domingo

Museo of Amber Zona Colonia, Santo Domingo

    Pat reminds me to dig deeper into amber, when I'm in the Dominican Republic, highly valued by Kings and royalty way way back when we had Kings and royalty. Tunneling deeper, I walk myself  to the Museum of Ambar at 454 Calle Arzobismo Merino Street...

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