Carrizozo, New Mexico

My dad was born and raised in the tiny town of Carrizozo, New Mexico  about 2 1/2 hours from Albuquerque.    He was raised the oldest of 6 on a ranch which covers about 2,000 acres of land.   For about the last ten years we have been having family reunions out on the ranch every summer.  When we were kids ( I have a sister who is 2 1/2 years younger then me and lives in Erie, Pa with her husband.) we would go out to New Mexico for two weeks every year and drive all over the state to visit all of our various aunts and uncles and other relatives. As we grow older and our lives grow busier we aren’t able to make it out there for as long. We still go out there every summer but now it’s always focused around the now annual family reunion.  It’s a beautiful, quaint, struggling town. There’s no Starbucks, no McDonalds, I don’t even think there is a real grocery store in town.  It would be tough to live there but while living in New York I savor every second I can spend out there. To be able to see for miles in any direction and just see mountains in the distance is something not to be taken lightly, especially after spending so much time in the urban jungle that is New York city. Anyway, I was taking the long way to get around to the fact that I made a calendar of photos of Carrizozo which we had published and is actually for sale at  Gallery 408, an art gallery in Carrizozo. Check it out.  Here are a few photos from the calendar. If interested, please contact me. Enjoy:

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~ by quannumthrow on February 20, 2010.

One Response to “Carrizozo, New Mexico”

  1. Damn mike these are some lovely pics.
    You have the keen eye.

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