Fire In the Form of Vegetables

If you play with fire your liable to get burned.  But on Jim Lidle’s farm, fire is what they grow.  It’s fire in the form of vegetables…

Shipping Bricks

If you need to ship 40 tons of bricks, you of course use…parcel post.  That’s what one man did to construct a two story bank building in 1916…

The Very Large Array

In the early 1980s this flat, desolate rangeland saw a major change.  Now it is not only home to herds of cattle, but it is also home to some of the world’s leading astronomers…

Seeing Light Years Away

Being able to see far ahead helps one plan for the future.  Here on the barren plains of New Mexico they can see for  12 to 13 billion light years…

Angel Fire

My in-laws had been telling me about a place called Angel Fire for many years.  They make an annual trip there to remember friends and family lost in the Vietnam War.  I was inspired when I recently made my first trip there as well…

Doc Westfall’s War Memorial

When Doc Westfall lost a son to the Vietnam War, the event changed his plans for the future.  His new dream was one that honored all who fought…and we do mean ALL who fought.  Come meet his dream…

Rancher Turned Veterans Memorial

The Westfalls had dreams of a ranch resort where they could retire.  Then tragedy struck and the plans for the ranch became a dream that inspires thousands who come here…

The Capulin Volcano

AMC_Brazil2016Many people traveling in northeast New Mexico pass this site and fail to realize the historical significance and the amazing views if they simply drive a couple of miles out of their way.  For those who do stop, the story and scenery are amazing…

Inside the Volcano Crater

AMC_Brazil2016Which state has the most volcanoes?  The answer will most likely surprise you.  We’ll head to the crater…

A Mine Under the Museum Floor

It’s a museum with its mine underneath the floor – an unusual, but effective idea on promoting the industry that once flourished here…and perhaps may flourish again…

A Different Mineral in a Mine

Many mining booms begin quite by chance. That was the case about 100 miles west of Albuquerque. However, the mineral discovered was quite different than most found in the U.S…

A Hotel Icon Still Serving Travelers Today

The movie stars are gone, but the legends still abound, including the story one celebrity who rode his horse into the bar, so both could get a drink. It’s a place with tons of history, but a hotel that is still serving travelers today……

A Hotel for Movie Stars

It was built to house movie stars. A hotel in western New Mexico where celebrities could catch some rest and relaxation away from the movie set. Today we go inside that iconic lodge…..

Hatch Chili

Hatch Chile by Derek McCrea

If you play with fire you’re liable to get burned. But on Jim Lidle’s farm, fire is what they grow. It’s fire in the form of vegetables…