Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Amazing Aztec Cylorama

The undisputed highlight of the Aztec Museum & Pioneer Village is
Valenty Zaharek's "Pecos West".

 Mr. Zaharek created this 18' revolving depiction of the old west in the 60s and displayed it in Sedona and as a traveling exhibit at fairs. It features hand-carved pueblos, mesas, campfire, assorted wildlife and unfortunate cowboys. 

Add some narration and some music to the mix and it all adds up to a classic road trip experience.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Pretty Good Badlands

Out in the middle of nowhere in New Mexico, the Bisti Badlands have long been on TSG's road trip bucket list. It was a little too cold and windy to explore too much--the best parts are miles further into the badlands--but these pics give you an idea of the scenery. 

p.s. If there's a place with better clouds than New Mexico, TSG is unaware of it.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Greetings From...La Jolla (?)

On the hunt for vintage postcard folders in ABQ's Nob Hill district today we were happily surprised to find a near-mint packet extolling the virtues of TSG's hometown. Even more surprising was the image of Scripps Memorial Clinic (now a high-end condo complex)--where we were ushered into the world all those years ago. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tourists Enjoying View Of 82nd Highest Bridge In World

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
looking east towards the Sangre de Cristos

From their viewpoint, it's unlikely they could see the herd of
Rocky Mountain Bighorns on the far rim:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Things You Might See In Taos

Outside Meow Wolf

Giant robot standing guard
outside the Santa Fe's wild Art experience complex.
More about Meow Wolf later when we get some decent wi-fi.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Pick A Card...HONK!...Any Card

Seen @ the Rail Yard Farmer's Market
(Looks like the "Success" and "Awareness" cards--wonder what the gander made of them?)