New Mexico Enchanted Circle

The Southwest is an enchanted place regardless of the season.  Fall is for many denizens of the region the most favored time of the year.  The summer heat tempers, the crops mature, the air is crisper, the monsoons have refreshed the earth and the high country puts on a colorful display.  One of the more popular road… Continue reading New Mexico Enchanted Circle

New Mexico Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The New Mexico Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park in Angle Fire sits on a hill along the Enchanted Circleover looking the Moreno Valley and the Sangre de Christo Mountains. Dr. Westphall began construction of the chapel to honor the memory of their son and the fifteen men that died with him near Con Thien, South Vietnam… Continue reading New Mexico Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Cinders and Smoke

They are large, they hiss, groan and belch.  Somewhere deep within are pounding hammering beats. They are big, black and covered with soot and dust. They seem alive. They are the steam locomotives of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad in Chama, NM. Before the morning run the high mountain air is a mélange of… Continue reading Cinders and Smoke