Places to Go & Things to See

Morning Walk Albuquerque's Embudo Canyon

Indian School is an east west boulevard that ends at the Embudo Canyon Open Space at the far east side of Albuquerque. There is a parking lot at the open space that opens at seven each morning and closes at seven each evening. People and pets can both walk here to...

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Mineshaft Tavern Local Watering Hole

State Road 14 takes you to Madrid,New Mexico, and to Cerrillos,New Mexico, if you stay on it. All the way to Madrid we are passed by overweight motorcycle riders wearing pony tails and Bandito Leather jackets. Madrid is an old New Mexico mining town that busted a long...

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Cerrillos, New Mexico Road Trip

New Mexico, before statehood, was an American territory wrested from Mexico in one of America's many wars. In 1912, we became a state and were lucky to do so.There were plenty of critics, then, as now, who suggested  New Mexico has more in common with Mexico than...

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” The Fountain ” – Video Fountain Hills, Arizona

  This morning, the Fountain goes off at nine sharp, when all the local businesses open. Ducks cruise past it like little feathered boats as a steady geyser of water is propelled several hundred feet into the air.  I film the eruption from several directions...

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In Billini Plaza 19th Century Museo of Tostada

Across from Billini plaza is a well to do man's home of the nineteen hundreds. His home, which I am shown through, is several hundred years older than the Alcazar de Don Colon and several hundred years behind homes you find now in the Zona Colonia with modern...

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Museo of Rum In the Zona Colonia

Rum has been around for centuries. Columbus brought the first sugarcane to the new world, and, shortly after, the first sugar cane plantation, worked by slaves, was begun in the New World in the Dominican Republic.  A trade route was begun with Europe bringing...

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Plaza Espana On an evening in March

Plaza Espana is a popular night spot in Santo Domingo. There are events and live music here. but, this evening, early, people are just beginning to arrive as the moon rises just above Columbus's right shoulder. The Alcazar de Don Colon is closed and there is only a...

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Godfather street Zona Colonia- Calle Hostos

According to one of my first guides, Alberto, this Godfather Street is where parts of the movie " Godfather " were filmed. Alberto who is missing one leg but transports quickly, even with crutches,took me on a tour the other day to the Plaza Espana, which is close,...

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