Does New Mexico Have New Tequila?

The great Southwest of New Mexico and some Texas

WesTrek '99

September 1999

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.

So Far from the Army Navy Store.

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.

Yee Haw - we're going southwestern!

In a fit of irony, two goats show New Mexico what they think of it, while NOT hides out of the way.

Don't Dump on the Seal

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.

The Helium Centennial Monument
Time Columns

Hopefully bigger things await them further in Texas.

WesTrek '99 Travels

North America Travel


U.S. Travel

New Mexico State Travel

Photos (and some puns) courtesy of David Backman

Prepared Fall 1999.  Last updated June 2006