One of Santa Fe’s most favorite annual events, Pancakes on the Plaza regularly draws an enthusiastic pedestrian crowd of approximately 20,000, raising around $500,000 for area youth organizations. Both locals and tourists alike tuck into a delicious, hot-off-the-griddle breakfast to start their day, then stick around for everything from silent auctions, kids contests, arts and crafts booths, to live music and vintage cars, all on the historic Plaza.
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This story originally appeared in Neighbors Magazine. Words and images are by Bud Russo This is New Mexico, where cowboys and cowgirls are as much a part of the culture as chile, with almost 9,000 working cattle ranches in the state. But I grew up — quite a few decades ago — back East. Saturdays my brother Barry and I headed for the local movie house and afterwards re-enacted whichever film had filled the silver screen that day. Folks my age … Read More
In New Mexico it is a distinct privilege to be able to participate in pueblo events as welcomed guests. A little bit of knowledge of customs and cultural sensitivity will go a long way to ensure your experience of the pueblos, and the community’s experience of you, is mutually respectable. (Read “Native American Pueblo Dances, Feast Days, Festivals and Special Events in New Mexico”) Here are a few tips: Check in first with the main tribal office. It’s here you … Read More
What is your passion: fur, feathers, or flowers and fauna? Or perhaps you are an aficionado of rocks and ruins, or the history of Native Americans, Buffalo Soldiers, ranchers and miners? Maybe you look for adventure in hiking, biking, or hunting? All of these interests can be explored with Ted Turner Expeditions on the 156,439 acres of the Ladder Ranch near Truth or Consequences. We met David Barfield, the activities director for Ted Turner Expeditions in Southern New Mexico, at … Read More