Acoma Sky City

The oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States is Acoma Sky City, home to the Pueblo of Acoma. Residents provide tours of the settlement on the 367-foot tall mesa, about 20 miles south of Interstate 40 and half-way between Albuquerque and Gallup. The Sky City Cultural Center and Haak’u Museum preserve Acoma traditions while …

Albuquerque

Photo: John Fowler, Watermelon Mountain Albuquerque (Diné: Beeʼeldííl Dahsinil) is New Mexico’s most populous city and is located at the base of the Sandia Mountains along the banks of the Rio Grande. Events The first week of October check out the International Balloon Fiesta, the world’s largest such gathering of hot-air balloons from around the …

New Mexico

Photo: BLM New Mexico, Alamo Mountain Area of Critical Environmental Concern in Otero County by Genevieve Rudnicki New Mexico is bordered by Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Colorado and the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Sonora. Embedded Tweets This is a beautiful example of livestreaming and archived video. Viewing stats from Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta. 384,000 views last …

Gallup, New Mexico

Photo: Earl’s Family Restaurant 2018 Gallup was founded in 1881 as a railhead for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, and named after David Gallup, a paymaster for the railroad. Among the reasons to visit: this is a prominent spot on Route 66. Slow adventurers, the city is on the Trails of the Ancients Byway, one …

New Mexico Links

New Mexico flag Links related to New Mexico presented in somewhat random format: Headlines new-mexico-announce-more-record-breaking-tourism New Mexico’s Newest Monument jewell-asked-to-monitor-fracking-near-chaco-canyon http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/ci_26205227 – @fentondt http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/unlocking-the-mystery-of-the-chile-pepper-on-a-burrito-tour-of-new-mexico http://www.aroundtheworldineightyyears.com/native-american-petroglyphs presidential-proclamation-r-o-grande-del-norte-national-monument Sunspot / National Solar Observatory http://amp.koat.com/article/sunspot-solar-observatory-closed-indefinitely-because-of-security-concerns/23153095 https://www.newsweek.com/conspiracy-theorists-are-going-mad-after-new-mexico-solar-observatory-was-1119405 https://www.kvia.com/news/new-mexico/nmsu-director-at-sunspot-solar-observatory-also-in-the-dark-over-sudden-closure/794573075 https://www.abqjournal.com/1219922/nm-solar-observatory-closed-authorities-mum.html https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/closure-of-national-solar-observatory-puzzles-local-community/1435481116 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Solar_Observatory Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope NSO Integrated Synoptic Program Spotlight: Ah-shi-sle-pah Wilderness Study Area The Ah-shi-sle-pah Wilderness Study …

International Folk Art Market 2018

Santa Fe, New Mexico hosted the 2018 International Folk Art Market. Hashtag: #IFAM2018 Key Links https://www.folkartmarket.org/events-programs/international-folk-art-market-santa-fe https://www.folkartmarket.org https://www.facebook.com/folkartmarket Announcement https://twitter.com/ifamsantafe This year’s market attracted 39 first-time artists, 123 returning artists, and two countries never before represented at the Market—Azerbaijan, and Greece. Twenty-eight artists will again provide Innovation Inspiration in a special exhibition area, translating traditional …

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Photo: Kent Kanouse, Downtown Santa Fe Established in 1610, Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the USA. Recommended Listening http://ksfr.org Elsewhere on the Web https://meowwolf.com/santa-fe/ http://www.quetengabuenamano.com http://www.folkartmarket.org http://swaia.org Current time in Santa FeSanta Fe Santa Fe SF Best of Santa Fe – SFR Visit Santa Fe Santa Fe Folk Art Gallery Santa Fe …

Monsoon

Photo: Henderson 2018 / Bingo: Monsoon Early July and we are at the start of monsoon season in the Southwest USA – Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah. The Mohave Desert is getting giant splattering of rain. Questions When does monsoon season begin and end? For those experienced in such matters, what are the do’s …

Roadtrip: Las Vegas – Grand Marais

AAA Overview Map Late May – Early June 2018 road trip. May 26, Saturday. Henderson. Departure this morning. The hours before packing and thinking about packing. Enjoying the birdsongs and the wind on a typical blustery May morning in southern Nevada. We are barreling north by northeast on this trip heading to Grand Marais and …