Having visited Old Mexico in Tijuana, it was time for New Mexico. There would lie sand, sun but no surf, mystery in Roswell, and mom, though not necessarily in that order.
NOT was happy to see David's mother and visit to the Taos Pueblo - where the ducks get in free, but cameras are charged $10. You know, those cameras are always touching things and breaking apart the mud.
NOT prepares to enter Auto Body Express, the store that lets Imus fans buy clothes peddled by his brother Frank in Santa Fe. NOT did not find *anything* in his size though and was disappointed.
In a fit of irony, two goats show New Mexico what they think of it, while NOT hides out of the way.
Save the Seals!
Leaving New Mexico the pair encountered one of the strangest monuments on the trip: the International Helium Centennial monument in Amarillo, TX. In a state dedicated to all things big, it's ironic to find a monument to the smallest and lightest element.
Hopefully bigger things await them further in Texas.
Photos (and some puns) courtesy of David Backman
Prepared Fall 1999. Last updated June 2006