As noted in the previous post, the family is spending this Memorial Day weekend in New Mexico.
New Mexico is an amazingly beautiful state.
One of the fascinating aspects is seeing the Indian areas. The family took in the Acoma, City In The Sky pueblo yesterday. These people have elders that have lived in the old ways, in adobes with no electricity, since the 13th century at least. And, like California, they also have Indian casinos and this tribe is no different. They built a new cultural center two years ago after a fire destroyed the old one. Way to go Indians!
The politics here are very interesting.
There is a Republican contest to replace retiring Sen. Pete Domenici. As usual, there is a moderate and a conservative battling it out. Both are members of congress. The moderate is Heather Wilson and the conservative is Steve Pearce. It is neck and neck and the primary is on June 3rd. If you are a Republican in New Mexico, vote for Pearce. The local DDBMSM is pushing for Mrs. Wilson, the moderate. One newspaper, the Santa Fe New Mexican, says that Mrs. Wilson is a protege of Sen. Domenici. That is not really a good thing. Sen. Domenici has been moderate personified. What New Mexico needs is a conservative. It is going to be a long year for conservatives anyway, especially at the top of the ticket.
Leaving politics, New Mexico is truly the Land of Enchantment. We are roughly 7,000 feet and it is still considered the desert.
One more note.
If you come to Santa Fe, you must eat at Maria's on Cordova. It is the BEST Mexican food in town! Highly recommended by the Rightviewfromtheleftcoast family!
And, most important of all this weekend.
Remember those who have served our Great Land in the armed forces who have fallen. They have done so not just that we can enjoy a weekend like this, but for all of our freedoms.
God Bless Our Troops And The United States Of America!