How to Find Fossils in New Mexico…

I was looking at him, through the glass, working on a fossil with a couple of sharp tools, and a magnifying glass. He was focused, but noticed me staring. I smiled. He also smiled and then came out to see me.

“My name is Bob Nichols… there’s no other place I’d ever live.”

When I first saw Bob Nichols, he was browsing through some of the things at this local shop. He was quiet, minding his own business. I could see his eyes being aware of his surroundings, but he himself (it seemed to me) only making the absolute, necessary moves.
The word “dignity” is what immediately comes to mind.

Alameda Park; Alamogordo, NM.

This park is right next to our local zoo; The Alameda Park Zoo, which was founded on 1898, and is one of the OLDEST zoos in the country.

Valley of Fires; Carrizozo, New Mexico.

We camped here once before and the experience was exhilarating. The darkness, the sounds of the wild, and a feeling of being so close to nature; it could bite me. Glow sticks, finger flash lights, and dinner by the fire made for great family time. This was my first time making biscuits in a Dutch oven covered with embers. I felt like a real camper!

History, Culture, and Art.

If you are coming from The White Sands National Monument, and are looking for something to eat, you will definitely be able to find it within walking distance from here.

Petroglyphs; Sun, Wind, and Inner Peace.

The Spirit won’t admit your problems, and worries. It won’t allow distractions, and lack of commitment. It requires your full focus, and undivided attention. It needs a “dialing tone” in order to make a connection. The petroglyphs at Three Rivers testify that the connection can be made.