As I travel around, folks who’ve visited our 5th largest state are quick to tell me how surprised they were at the beauty, expanse & vastness of the land. They want to tell me about the snow capped peaks and the incredible sunrises and sunsets. And of course the food! Many will tell of visiting our villages with unpaved streets, adobe buildings and churches built in the 1700’s. Yes, we have places here that time has forgotten & yet the Atom bomb was developed in our state and we even have a spaceport!
On a humorous note, it never ceases to amaze me, how many folks still ask; “New Mexico, where’s that?” One fellow I invited for a visit said “I’d love to come out if I can get my passport renewed.”
A lady at dinner one night exclaimed, “New Mexico? You live in New Mexico?”
“Yes”, I answered a bit surprised, “Why?”
“Well,” she said, “You speak excellent English!”
To that I just smiled and said, “Well, I was educated in the U.S.”
So happy birthday New Mexico and may you continue to be overlooked and slow to be discovered but as enchanting as ever. Out here we like our skyline uncluttered and our neighbors scattered out a bit. Here’s to your next 100 years!