“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.

The little things at the public library…

“Sometimes the feeling I get from just walking inside the library is that, at any minute, some friendly face is going to walk up to me with a tray of cookies and milk and ask for me to sit down and just chat. It could be, as the kids who volunteer and spend time at the library are so warm, friendly, and happy. They are Tularosa’s kids.”

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!

Two Rivers, One Experience

Ruidoso’s Two River Park (yes, two actual rivers run through it) provides a means for families to experience the wildness of southwestern nature, and the comforts necessary to make the outing effortless and invigorating.

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.