Greetings from New Mexico!
But, Could Mark Live Here?
This state is a good candidate, with it's rugged terrain and varied scenery. I love the mountains - and this place has a lot of them. They are humbling; you can drive for miles, staring at the same mountain and you don't seem to be getting any closer, then it all changes. Or you will be driving along, and you'll come over a rise and there will be a spectacular scene for you to enjoy.
(Clockwise, from top, left) Sunset on the Organ Mountains, from Las Cruces. ::: Cactus, from a nursery. ::: Roswell, the UFO capital of the world (or the universe?) ::: Hotel owned by a "True" American? ::: Selling cattle in Roswell; these doggies sold for $65 each.
November 7 - 12, 1998
December 20, 21, 1998
Downside: No ocean.
Staring into the Sun
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1998, SUNSPOT, NEW MEXICO
Up in this alpine village, a mile and half high, scientists study something that is five billion years old, yet brand new every second.
Give Me the Sky
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1998, HOBBS, NEW MEXICO
"He rides the wind, climbs on clouds and dances on thin air."
Curt Graham hang glides above the New Mexico plains (the soaring capital of the world.) Come along as he takes Mark Gilchrist for a flight. Enjoy the view, feel the exhileration, hear the screams.