Parque Natural Mexiquillo


Las Cruces

There is a very nice rest stop that sits on a bluff overlooking town. I spent two nights here while exploring Las Cruces. It is large and frequented by truckers, but I did not have any problem getting a good nights sleep.

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A large Roadrunner art installation at the rest stop. I appears to be fabricated from scrap and salvage materials

And I saw a live Roadrunner right outside my rig.

On Saturday I explored the Famers Market. It stretches for a third of mile along Main St. There was a smattering of farm produce and an abundance of arts and crafts.

Very nice invalided boxes

It was struggle, but I passed by avoiding temptation.

Sandy created these lovely gourds

The people of New Mexico are in love with chilies. When you order food, the first question the waiter asks is "red or green". They put chilies on almost everything. 

Learning your ABCs

But wait. There's more.

At 11 the Veteran's Parade came marching up the street.

This one is for you Cliff

Aggie marching band

Local gymnastics club

Old rusty, but running stuff.

  Don't Stop Now

I heard some music and wandered into the Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference.

I love the colorful dresses.


  1. Everybody loves a parade.

    See you soon!

  2. Around here we call it chile. Chili is, I donno, something they have in Texas maybe.

  3. I must admit that I am truly happy for you, traveling in Mexico with Kevin and Ruth. Enjoy! Blessings, Lynn