V.20 No.19 | 5/12/2011
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com Have Fork, Will Travel 7 Dive Bar Wonders
“7 Wonders”-themed Summer Guide feature would be remiss without a tour of New Mexico’s most infamous watering holes. While you’re out exploring this enchanting state of ours, remember to spend a few hours planted on a well-worn barstool. You’re bound to learn a story or two and pick up a little local color—not to mention the potential friends (or enemies) you’ll acquire along the way. Bottoms up!
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com News Feature 7 Deadly Sins of New Mexico It's important to remember how quickly the Land of Enchantment can become the Land That Can Frigging Kill You. Here’s a list of seven places and activities that you should absolutely avoid at all costs.
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com Feature 7 Natural Wonders This land is our land Carlsbad Caverns, Valles Caldera, Tent Rocks, White Sands, Carrizozo Malpais, Otero Mesa and Bisti/De-Na-Zin
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com Feature 7 Wet Wonders Where the water is Blue Hole, Jemez, Heron Lake, Carlsbad Riverwalk, San Juan River, T or C and Rio Grande Gorge
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com Feature 7 Ancient Wonders Stories as old as the hills Ghost Ranch, Bandelier, Sandia Man, Acoma, Chaco, Aztec Ruins and Quarai Ruins
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com Feature 7 Religious Wonders Give thanks for these spiritual sites Christ in the Desert, Plaza Blanca, Dar al Islam, Kagyu Shenpen Kunchab, San Francisco de Asis Church, Santuario de Chimayó, Ram Das Ashram and Loretto Chapel
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com Feature 7 Old-West Wonders How the West was fun Montezuma Castle, Shaffer Hotel, Rancho Bonito, Saint James Hotel, Cumbres & Toltec Railroad, Buckhorn Saloon, White Oaks and Las Golondrinas
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com Feature 7 Sci-Fi Wonders Mostly stranger than fiction The Lightning Field, Trementina Base, VLA, Taos Hum, Spaceport America, Roswell and Dulce Base
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com Feature 7 Roadside Wonders Absolutely worth pulling over for Tinkertown, Manzano Sunflowers, Ice Cave, Bandera Volcano, Echo Amphitheater, Belen Harvey House, Teako Nunn's Giants and Kokopelli's Cave
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com Feature 7 Underwhelming Wonders Things that make you go ... Meh Clines Corners, Trinity Site, Continental Divide, Mesilla Plaza, Camel Rock, Four Corners and Roswell Crash Sites
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com Feature 7 Weird Wonders WTF, N.M.? Atari Video Game Burial Site, Moore's Trading Post, The Oryx, Flying Paperboy of the Guadalupes, Toilet Rock, Lake Lucero and Mystery Stone
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com Feature 7 Grave Wonders Rest in peace, famous dead Americans Billy the Kid, Elfego Baca, D.H. Lawrence, Dennis Hopper, Smokey Bear, Randy Castillo and HAM the Astrochimp