NEW MEXICO – What the geezer plans!!!

New Mexico in the next few months is full of interesting things to do that you might not otherwise consider; and, which may be out of your comfort zone.

The geezer will hit:

The Gathering of Nations on April 24-26 in Albuquerque.  “North America’s Biggest Pow-Wow.”

The Dutch Oven Cook-off in Glenwood, NM on April 5, 2014. I haven’t cooked in a dutch oven in 60 years; besides, Silver City has some great restaurants, art galleries and hotels; not to mention Silver City history and the near-by open-pit mines.

In the late summer you don’t want to miss:

The annual Deming Duck Race on August 22-25. 2014;

and 50 miles away on August 31 to September 1, 2014, The Hatch Chile Festival. Remember, if you are not used to it, Hatch Chile can be very hot.

And, between Hatch, NM and Deming, NM you can see large dairies that have immigrated from Wisconsin and other places plus a big wind farm and a solar farm; both generating electricity for thousands of homes. Around Deming you will find vineyards and wineries not to mention several Border Patrol check-points where they will stop you and take a quick look in your car. Remember we are only a few miles from the Mexican-US Border.

If you can’t make it this year, calendar the dates and web sites. These events will be going for a long time.

BUT, don’t just look at this. Subscribe to the Tourist e-mails for each state that you are going through. And don’t be afraid to participate; and, do find a place to stay in advance.

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