I Love New Mexico

About all things New Mexican

Posted by admin on May - 23 - 2013 | 2 Comments

The New Mexico Tourism Department is looking for great New Mexico stories – your’s, mine, our’s.  Whatever great New Mexico story you have to tell.  They want to know all about what New Mexico means to you.  And if the tale is compelling and clever and very “New Mexico True,” you could win the grand prize of $5,000.  Check the contest out here. 

Tucumcari Municipal Pool, where I spent a few Sundays as a child.  Circa 1965

Tucumcari Municipal Pool, where I spent a few Sundays as a child. Circa 1965

I’m totally in.  From my first red bikini swim in Cimarron Canyon at 3 years old to my childhood camping trips at Tres Ritos to my high school water skiing days on Ute Lake to my dinner last night at the Cowgirl, I think I have a few stories to tell.  And I wouldn’t mind winning a little cash to finance the New Mexico Dive Bar Tour I have planned for this fall (by the way, I’d appreciate a suggested list of dive bars to visit on that trip).

What about you?  If you’ve got a great New Mexico True story to tell, you might want to enter.  And while you’re at it, send me a few stories and I’ll publish them here as a guest blog.  Tell us what you love best about New Mexico and include a few photos.

Can’t wait to hear from you!

2 Responses so far.

  1. Sandy Gatlin says:

    Memorial Day weekend of 2012 my husband and I were traveling through New Mexico on a unexpected trip due to my father in laws medical condition. We missed our exit off of I-25 and were using a map to navigate when we realized we were very low on gas. We were in dire straights when we came upon the little town of Mosquero. Much to our dismay we were told by a couple who were walking by us that they did not have a gas station. After they heard our problem they asked us to follow them down the road. We arrived at their house and they couple took gas out of their vehicles and gave it to us. They would not accept payment and ended with a God Bless. We have never forgot the kindness of these people and this wonderful little town. At Christmas i tracked down a number for the post office of Mosquero and told my story giving description of the couple and the house. We were told they thought for sure they new the family. We sent a Christmas basket and a letter hoping it would find its owner. Shortly after we received a Thank you card from the Aragon’s stating his wife was ill and they didnt have much Christmas decorating and the Light up basket was perfect. This will always be my fondest memory of your Wonderful State.

    • admin says:

      Sandy – That story is wonderful. I grew up in Logan, which is just 50 miles east of Mosquero. I think I know the Aragons. This is what’s magical about New Mexico – everyone has a very personal and very true story about it.

      Thanks for your comment and your graciousness toward the Aragons.


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