Sports & Recreation

Golf in a Cow Pasture Chasing Par

Golf in a Cow Pasture Chasing Par

River Falls has a make believe golf course in a cow pasture not far from the Texas Palo Duro Canyon. This area has been transformed from grazing to ranchettes. With an airport, five acre lots, utilities and roads, the development attracts people with money who want to...

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Heavy Artillery The War Begins

Heavy Artillery The War Begins

In the 1960's, a most favored slogan was " Make Love, Not War. " Their were lots of babies conceived in hippie vans as the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane fanned anti war sentiment, wore flowers in their hair and had meetings with Indian gurus....

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Midway Blues Amusements

Midway Blues Amusements

Bennett's Amusements moves in the day before an event, fences off their area at the Festival, back up huge equipment trucks, rides, and promotions. Agile carnies pick up wrenches and assemble a superstructure of steel connected by hundreds of feet of electric cables...

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Driving Range Rainbow Los Altos Golf Course

Driving Range Rainbow Los Altos Golf Course

Los Altos Golf Course was built in the 1960's, near Eubank and Copper. Owned and operated by the City of Albuquerque, this public links course is open to all. In an age of dwindling play, escalating water costs, cries of environmental ruination., golfers still suit up...

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Football Wars Between the goalposts

Football Wars Between the goalposts

Old men plot wars in back rooms and give speeches.Young men hold rifles and die on the battlefield. Football is an American preoccupation and between the goalposts this evening plays out a game that has referees and it's own set of rules. Halftime is minutes away and...

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Cock Fights in Mogpog to the end

Cock Fights in Mogpog to the end

Excitement builds during the week . As Sunday afternoon grows close, the roosters crowing takes on more urgency. On Sunday afternoons, a stadium in a local neighborhood opens for business and men pay for permits to fight their birds. The fighting cage in the middle of...

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Pool Anyone? Mogpog pool hall

Pool Anyone? Mogpog pool hall

Night in Mogpog is deathly quiet and much of the town has closed for the evening early. Tonight, our diversion is shooting pool at Bernie and Elizabeth's. The tables are in okay shape for our kind of pool but some of the pool sticks have more bends than politicians at...

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Karaoke Time Singing for fun

Karaoke Time Singing for fun

In Belize, karaoke machines appear in bars and hotel ballrooms with guests wearing Wal-Mart pineapple and palm tree short sleeved perma-press shirts. They sing into late hours and consume vast quantities of rum. In Mogpog, karaoke machines appear in people's front...

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Gran Cenote Mayan Fresh Water

Gran Cenote Mayan Fresh Water

There is water wherever you look, but it  tastes salty and won't take away your thirst. Water falls from the sky, but, on land flatter than a tabletop, it doesn't run into rivers and down into the sea. Water seeps into the ground and collects in cenotes,...

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Kite Surfing – Video play in the day

Kite Surfing – Video play in the day

Kite surfing is here to stay. On this beach there is wind, day and night, a big plus for a kite surfer. Lounging in beach bars, you can feel wind hitting your face, hear palm fronds rustle, watch lizards on tree trunks lifting up on their front two legs to see...

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