Tag Archives: Ruins


Derry or Londonderry?

It depends on who you ask.

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Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

New Mexico has many beautiful, well-preserved Puebloan ruins, but maybe none are more beloved than Chaco Canyon National Park. And after my first visit there a few weeks ago, I can see why.

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It’s pronounced Wuh-pot-key, and I’m thinking there’s some sort of joke there about legalized marijuana, but it’s escaping me at the moment.

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Validation and a Really Nice Belt

The magazine came out, so now I can say which contest I placed in (the one I mentioned last week).

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News and Ruins

New products! I’m now selling greeting cards six to a box, with a mix of color and black & white, for $19.95 plus shipping. Email me to place your order.

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If You Want Actual Aztec Ruins, You’ll Have To Travel A Bit Farther South

I’ve said before that one of my favorite things about my quest to see all the National Parks is visiting the ones I’d never heard of, and being delighted with my discoveries, over and over.

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It’s fun to say it like that, isn’t it? A rallying cry, or something a pirate would yell. Yarr! Bandelier!

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I’m Like the Yeti

It was a Scamping first. I had just woken up and gotten Sam into the Pilot in the Walmart parking lot in Las Vegas, NM, ready to head to Pecos National Historical Park, when a friendly looking woman hopped out of her RV, approached me, and said my name.

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