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After a one-year forced hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® presented by Canon is coming back stronger than ever! The 49th annual event was postponed in 2020, the only year it was not held since the event was established in 1972. This year, for nine days in October, the skies will once again be converted into an enchanted world of uniquely shaped balloon rodeos, twilight balloon glows and vibrant balloon-filled skies. General tickets for the 49th annual event … Read More
From Southern New Mexico north, there are plenty of places to hit the slopes this winter. While Las Cruces may not be a skiing mecca, the slopes of the nation’s southernmost mountain nearing 12,000 feet in elevation — Sierra Blanca Peak near Ruidoso — lie just over two hours away, where the excellent Ski Apache resort awaits. Of course, the ski areas of Central and Northern New Mexico have several destinations for those seeking to quench their on-snow thirsts. However, … Read More
A visit to City of Rocks State Park puts me in mind of Jonathan Swift’s 18th century satirical novel, Gulliver’s Travels. During a recent visit, I couldn’t help but feel like the book’s Lilliputians, the tiny people who “capture” Gulliver — a giant to them — who washes up on their shores. Except in this case, I am the Lilliputian surrounded by the park’s jumble of massive rock formations: boulders, hoodoos, and pinnacles, some soaring 40 feet in height from … Read More