Monday, June 29, 2009

New Mexico Linkage

Blog-Bud Sharon... the proprietress of La Casa de Towanda... recently had her brother-in-law as a house guest for a period of time and entertained him by taking a drive around The Enchanted Circle, which features some of New Mexico's most brilliant and photogenic scenery. Sharon is treating her readers to an extended series of posts featuring photos of a lot of the stops on New Mexico's Grand Tour.

I dropped a comment on one such post saying something to the effect that she and I have MANY of the same photos, but hers are more impressive since she's made them accessible in a sequential series of posts, whereas I've doled (some of) mine out piecemeal over the course of three and a half years.
You should drop over to Sharon's place to see the best of what New Mexico has to offer in the way of scenery.

In the meantime... here's one of the pics Sharon and I share. I think.
The St. Francis de Asis church in Ranchos de Taos:

And here's a New Mexico pic you won't see over at Sharon's place... shot in the bar at the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, NM.

Here's the back-story.


  1. HAHA! Nope, never been in the bar at the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, but it LOOKS like a fun place!

    Thanks for the link to my blog - we had a great deal of fun traveling around the Enchanted Circle of northern New Mexico - for anyone who has not been up there - you must go sometime!

  2. I've been in that bar. My family has a cabin in the Sapello valley.

  3. I'm not sure, but I think Sharon posted pics of a church in Chimayo, while yours is Ranchos de Taos. It seems that the Catholic churches are very similar in Northern NM, but have different saints and reason for popularity.

    I have never been in the bar in Las Vegas - how did I miss that one?

  4. Sharon: The bar in the Plaza IS a fun place!

    Gordon: Cool! I hope you had as good a time as I did...

    Lou: I think Sharon posted pics of the San Francisco de Asis church earlier, but not in the current round of posts. I could be wrong, tho, which is why I added the "I think." statement.

  5. Sharon does have some pretty photos! New Mexico is one of those states I've only driven through on the way to somewhere else, I need to put it on my trip calendar.


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