Monthly Archives: June 2019

Proximate Horizon

Not only does this place have color cable TV, but it also has direct dial phones! That’s a pretty good set of amenities, and you should probably start planning a trip.

I am not certain if there are “low” and “high” seasons here. My guess is that there are not, and that most people only stop here for the night when they realize they are still a couple of hours from Albuquerque or Clovis and they just can’t stay awake long enough to make it. That makes me wonder if room rates fluctuate by the lateness of the hour rather than by the season of the year. Like, if you check in at 4:00 p.m. it’s way cheaper than if you pull in at midnight because getting all the way to that Econo Lodge on the east side of Albuquerque just isn’t gonna happen.

Vaughn, New Mexico
photographed 5.25.2019

by the same winds that blew

Curves going one way, and the wind the other, creating a dangerous situation for drivers. (So, naturally, it seemed like a really great place to pull of the road to get a photograph.)

near Encino, New Mexico
photographed 5.25.2019

Spring Break

You just know that was a squeaky mattress…

Yeso, New Mexico
photographed 5.25.2019

Holes in the argument

That sign does seem to imply – or even promise! – that there’s water nearby. Evidence suggests otherwise, though…

Yeso, New Mexico
photographed 5.25.2019

Stepstool

The windows were boarded up, almost all the way to the roof. There was a gap, though, which led me to use one of my favorite photographic techniques: propping the camera on any available level surface and shooting without actually knowing what I was going to get. In this case, as you can see, I got some shelves that are leaning all kinds of ways, one dangling light bulb, and piles of pigeon (or rodent) crap.

And a stepstool that reminded me of one we had when I was a kid.

Yeso, New Mexico
photographed 5.25.2019

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