"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Friday, June 17, 2016

A Ride Across New Mexico

 

As we traveled Hwy’s 60 and 380 across New Mexico we came across many interesting places.  One of the first was this sign alongside the highway.  The actual site is located within White Sands Missle Range.

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Next was the Very Large Array.  The VLA is a radio astronomy observatory consisting of 27 huge radio telescopes.  It’s located right along highway 60.

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It’s used by astronomers to study deep space and things such as black holes and young stars.

After a night in Carrizozo, NM at Valley of Fire BLM campground, we continued our journey.  It wasn’t long till we arrived in Capitan, the home of Smokey Bear.

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And then there’s Lincoln Historic Site.  An entire town practically frozen in time.  Made famous by the Lincoln County war and characters such as Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett.  I could have spent hours there, but only walked the streets and took a few pictures.

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Still in use.

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Check out the thickness of those doors. Peeking through the windows showed shelves full of things just like they were in 1870.

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Interior of another old store.  Walls over a foot thick.

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We weren’t looking for any of these places.  Just stumbled upon them.  That’s what makes them special….jc

1 comment:

  1. Lincoln is one of our favorite historic places.

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