La Viña — April Jazz Festival and October Wine Festival

Technorati Tags: southwest,Las Cruces,Dona Ana,fall,spring If God forbade drinking would He have made wine so good? — Armand Cardinal Richelieu What hath Bacchus wrought? Drive down to 4201 Highway 28 at La Union, New Mexico and you’ll find out. Twice a year vintners Ken and Denise Stark stage their festivals at La Viña Winery - the April Jazz Festival and the October Wine Festival. Both times of year are delightfully sunny and warm in Southern New Mexico. Locals and tourists [...] Read more »

Come All Ye Tramps and Hawkers

Technorati Tags: event,Las Cruces Prig: he haunts wakes, fairs and bear-baitings. — The Winter’s Tale, IV,3,109 You’ll not find prigs at the annual Las Cruces Renaissance Craftfaire this November, but you’ll find plenty of good, clean fun. Perhaps a few jugglers, a few mimes, a few armored knights engaged in combat, surely a few jesters. But no prigs. You’ll probably encounter a wench hawking flowers or cookies in her best Eliza Doolittle accent, “Hey, lye-dee. Buy a cookie frum a [...] Read more »

War Eagles Museum

T-28 Trojan US Navy trainer. Photo by Charlie McDonald.   You wouldn’t expect to find a world-class air museum in tiny Santa Teresa, just outside El Paso, Texas, but there it sits. The War Eagles Museum is an eye-opening find for nostalgia buffs such as Lt. Col. (Retired) Lloyd Mettes of Oxford, Indiana, who said, "I flew seventy P-38 missions during World War Two - reconnaissance mostly, but a few combat missions." Looking at the black beauty (one of only [...] Read more »