Chaco Culture National Historic Park -
Today the massive buildings of the Ancestral Pueblo people still testify to the organizational and engineering abilities not seen anywhere else in the American Southwest. For a deeper contact with the canyon that was central to thousands of people between 850 and 1250 A.D., come and explore Chaco through guided tours, hiking & biking trails, evening campfire talks, and night sky programs.

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Santa Fe Renaissance Faire

Every year in September the museum grounds at El Rancho de las Golondrinas are transformed into the Kingdom of Golondrinas, where the arts and revelry are the order of the day. New Mexico’s premiere Renaissance Faire invites you to experience all the fun and excitement of ages past, in a safe and family-friendly environment where you can eat delicious foods, dance to medieval music, and buy unique arts and crafts. Like a budget-friendly medieval theme park, the Renaissance Faire offers … Read More

Summer of Love Memories
Jimi Hendrix by BAron Wolman

The Summer of Love gave birth to me.  And I don’t mean just figuratively.  I was born in July of 1967 to what could have been the straightest of straight-laced couples.  Still, there was definitely something in the air.  I’d be more inclined to believe in a zodiac sign of the freewheeling hippie than any of the Eastern or Western signs I’m supposed to have been born under.  When I listen to the music of the era, it feels like … Read More

The History Of Marijuana In The United States
Sacred Garden Santa Fe New Mexico

The recreational use of marijuana can be traced back to 2737 BC when Chinese medicine used the herb to induce euphoria, treat gout, malaria, and rheumatism. By 500 A.D, marijuana had made its way into Europe. However, it was first introduced in America by the British in 1611 to soon become one of the leading trade crops that were commercially grown as a fiber source. Hemp replaces cotton and inspires Jazz The main commercial crop from southern states-cotton was replaced … Read More