New Mexico, Utah, Nevada

Carrizozo – New Mexico

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They have ceramic/metal donkeys all around the place in this town.

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Must have been a Joint Army-Navy operation.

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Ya that’s it. Want gas? There it is.

Lincoln – New Mexico

Lincoln was a great little city. Also, the site of Billy The Kid’s last moments. I met a man in town who was a docent at the local doctors house/museum. He grew up in Orange County and went to school at USC. He decided to move out to New Mexico and raise his family there. Great story.

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I wonder if Tim Schafer did the same route as us (Tinkertown and Lincoln) when he got inspiration for the Grim Fandango video game.

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Back to Albuquerque – New Mexico

Kimberley had to head back to CA, so we stopped into Albuquerque again.

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Blanks from fabrication (probably water jet). Someone put them up on a fence. Very cool.

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Tinkertown (outside of Albuquerque) – New Mexico

This place straight-up rocks! Can’t say enough about it. Definitely check it out if you can. It was created by a carnival artist who had a lot of time and energy between jobs. What a treasure for the imagination.

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It actually works. Someday I’ll post the video.

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He created rooms filled with these scenes. Amazing stuff.

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I really like this picture. The bottles let just enough light through to make for a very moody scene.

Mesa Verde – New Mexico

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South Canyonlands (Needles) – Utah

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Arches National Park – Utah

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Canyonlands National Park (north side) – Utah

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Outside of Salt Lake City – Utah

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Big snake on the fence! It must have been 5 feet long.

 

Bridal Veil Falls, outside Salt Lake City – Utah

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Wow!

 

Bonneville Salt Flats – Utah

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South Fork State Park – Nevada

Nice place, good camping areas. But, the sand down on the banks is a little smelly.

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On the road (on the way to Truckee)

 

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Very cool place, but the good parts are not very expansive.