I Love New Mexico

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Posted by admin on August - 7 - 2012 | 4 Comments

New Mexico, Santa Fe, The Lone Ranger

I’ve been traveling to and from Santa Fe a lot recently in preparation for a move there in late August, and I’ve seen a series of film location and crew tents set up just off the road between Clines Corners and Lamy.

After doing a bit of online sleuthing, and seeing the “TLR” spray-painted signs on the road, I figured out that this drive, one of my favorites in the state, was the location for some of the final filming of the new Jerry Bruckheimer movie, “The Lone Ranger.”

I also ran into some of the production crew at the bar at La Posada one night and had my suspicions confirmed.

I love that New Mexico is considered the perfect location for movies. I certainly wouldn’t have minded accidentally running into Johnny Depp over a margarita or two. But mostly I love this landscape of mesas and rolling hills of pinon and chamisa and sage, arroyos, with the Sandias and the Sangre de Cristos in the distance.

Movie crews will come and go, and maybe while I’m living in Santa Fe I’ll get to share a libation with Gene Hackman or Marsha Mason or even, if my dreams really do come true, the sweet Johnny Depp.

Regardless of all that potential celebrity company, the landscape remains, looking today pretty much like I imagine it looked a hundred years ago. That’s what I really love about New Mexico.

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4 Responses so far.

  1. A move to Santa Fe! I’m so jealous! I miss having Santa Fe–the culture, shopping, eateries–as home but it’s hard to think of ever leaving the ranch, too!

    Say hi to Johnny for me when you meet him! 😉

    • admin says:

      Janice – I’m so excited. I love Logan and Quay County, but have better opportunities in SF. And of course, my family is still in Logan, so I can visit anytime!

  2. Lee Miller says:

    Interested in movies? Register with one of the companies that books actors and extras for the movies. It’s really fun although the pay is not usually very much and often long days. Have fun.

    The New Mexico film department has a list of companies to register with.

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