Golf in Southern New Mexico — swinging both ways

Technorati Tags: outdoors,generalinterest For golfers in Southern New Mexico, there’s some good news and some bad news. Sometimes an aspect of the game swings both ways. For example: Wind If it’s behind a ten-handicap guy coming off an elevated tee, he can find himself hitting a drive of 393 yards and having visions of taking the Q route to the Senior Tour. Stranger things have happened, right? Look at Fuzzy and Lee and Gary. They had to start somewhere. If [...] Read more »

The Fountain Theater — a Mesilla Landmark

The Fountain Theater is probably the oldest theater in New Mexico   Tucked into an old stucco wall on Calle de Guadalupe just off the Plaza in Mesilla, NM, is the facade of the Fountain Theater , probably the oldest movie theater in New Mexico.  Early records are hazy, but since about 1913 when vaudeville acts shared the stage, the Fountain has been showing movies. These days the Mesilla Valley Film Society rents the theater from the Fountain family of [...] Read more »

Shakespeare, New Mexico — Don’t Expect Disney

The Blacksmith shop which was burned in the 1997 fire at Shakespeare.   For travelers on I-10 in Southern New Mexico, there’s an escape from the truck traffic and even from the 20th century:  a side trip to the ghost town of Shakespeare, located about three miles south of Lordsburg . Because this place is privately owned by the Hill family, a visitor has to catch one of the weekend tours (Call ahead to schedule). Janaloo Hill, who grew up [...] Read more »