Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mesilla, New Mexico

The dog does stuff and blames me for it. Stop taking photographic evidence, Cali!




"Really? I'll clear my entire schedule to bite you. I don't mind."


 





Chile today, hot tamale. Yeah, I said it. Just get in.




I feel like I'm falsely claiming to be the world's largest chile, when I'm really just posing with him. I'm a poseur.


...is what a postcard from here might say.



Cheryl took us down to Old Mesilla (mess EE ya) for some Mother's Day excitement. 

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Where Billy the Kid was tried and sentenced to hang, and then they sold souvenir ropes and chile magnets.


There was some great funk being played in the pavilion, but no one was dancing. I willed the crowd to burst into West Coast swing. They willed not.
Josephina's Gate


Cheryl told me this is the most photographed place in Mesilla, and I'm nothing if not orthodox.




Not Orthodox






We then went for a wine tasting. There's a picture of it, but: unflattering. Yes, even compared to the pictures I AM showing you. St. Clair Winery of Albuquerque. Their Riesling won first prize and their Something Red won silver and their ma'am, can I call you a cab? ...zzz   I do remember that it was all very tasty. Surprise: New Mexico is wine country, New York Finger Lakes Region! Are you jealous?


It's okay, New York State wine country, New Mexico doesn't have Bloomer Creek Vineyards or my lovely Katy-in-law, Katy.



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38 comments:

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Glad you're having fun. Can't say the same for the poor dog. Blamed for everything! Stumpy can relate. It's ALL her fault!

The Good Luck Duck said...

Dogs have broad shoulders. And furry butts.

Jan Goldfield said...

Up early or late? G'morning and thanks for the pics.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Early! Good morning!

Nancy said...

Love the dog. They are such cards....I used to have a small dog that put socks on and ran around on the hardwood floors. She was a hoot! Our cranky elderly kitties never do stuff like that unless they get into the wine....I mean the catnip!!!
Nancy

Karen and Al said...

Glad to see you are having some fun. That's one furry dog.

VtChris said...

I so miss New Mexico!!!!!!!

Texas Yellow Rose said...

Good to see you're hanging out with a friend and having some fun. It's good for the soul!

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

Brenda A. said...

How is it even possible to listen to funk and NOT DANCE? How???? They must not have been listening.

Oh well. Glad you're seeing the sights and getting into trouble with dogs. :)

Soaring Sun said...

I love the photos. That one with the marbles would make a great background for an inspirational meme on FaceBook. It would probably have to be something about losing one's marbles. I'm glad you went to Mesilla. Although it's close, I haven't gotten there yet. I guess I'll Mesilla later.

Harriet said...

Up early, even with the time change it's way too early.
Loving the photos, esp. the van, now, that's cool beans. Glad to see you found your marbles. This colorful place seams filled with peace and love and lots of wine, sounds great and just what you need. Glad you are finding some enjoyment in your days. Cheryl is a lovely hostess.

Gaelyn said...

Great way to spend the day. Wouldn't that VW chili bus make a nice little home on wheels.

Jim and Sandie said...

New Mexico is such a wonderful state. Love it. Just wish it wasn't so cold in the winter time. Love all the colors in your photos. Hope things are getting a little better for you.

Happy Trails said...

My Van!!!! I used to have a VW van just like that, same year same color and seeing it made me miss it! I haven't made it to Mesilla yet either... have to put it on my "to do" list before we leave NM! Looks like a great place to be and see. Your words make it seem like maybe you are healing some and happier! I truly wish it to be so! We are enjoying Bluff UT and will be back to NM soon! Geri

Anonymous said...

Wow looks like a great place, love the pictures and the colors and the quacks...steal that van why don't ya...hippy days are back again!

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work, you are an inspiration to everyone who loves you.

Merikay said...

Delightful pictures. Really liked the marbles.

Kate said...

Roxi, I am shopping for vans in your honour (and also in the hopes of wedging enough stuff into one that I can buy the travel trailer _later_).

The Odd Essay said...

Looks like you found your marbles.... we should all be so lucky! Did you say "hola" to the parrots at the La Posta?

Gypsy Boho said...

Very colorful photos. I really like Josephine's Gate.

Colleen Phipps said...

Great photos. The marbles one was really unique.

Shirlene Evans said...

You really need to go to Hollywood, they could use a good writer.

Donna K said...

I feel so stoopid!! I saw the first picture of the chile without seeing the caption. I could not figure out why there was a big red leg on top of a VW bus. I thought it was part of some weird mannequin...

Donna in CT said...

So many times, well, MOST of the time when I read your blog, I feel as if I've fallen down the rabbit hole!

Keep it up!

Tesaje said...

Cool pictures. I can see why everyone takes the gate pic. Very picaresque. Um, that dog does not look like he wants to bite. More like, really? Why are you picking on me? Looks like a fun day. Isn't it neat that almost every state has winemakers? Grapes are very versatile.

Pam said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the blue door. New Mexico sure loves Billy the Kid. We went to two Billy the Kid museums in Fort Sumner yesterday. Yes, two. Don't ask me why. One was plenty.

Anonymous said...

Hi Roxie, What a beautiful place to visit! Looks like you're having fun! You still have that GREAT sense of humor!! Hope your days are getting easier? Hope you have a terrific summer. Dixie

Peter + Beatrix said...

Love New Mexico!

intrepid-decrepit-traveler said...

OK, I give - who was Josephina?

wheelingit said...

I knew you'd get up to no good in New Mexico...what can I say? I'm always right (or so I tell myself). Glad you're getting out to some good sights.
Nina

Kimbopolo said...

Messing with a dog can be very healing.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Nice picture of the marbles, so now you can remember what they looked like before you lost them... ;c)

JO said...

Neat places you are visiting. I just know I would love it there.

Sherry said...

Sheesh.......how'd you slip this by me but not by anyone else in blogland. And don't try to blame me. You are not the world's largest chile. You look down right small. But I am glad to see you are out there having a good time. Nice going Cheryl!

Contessa said...

I knew Cheryl would get you dancing!

Nan Talley said...

Enjoy life Cheryl. YOu only live once.

The Good Luck Duck said...

You guys, I KNOW I responded to you all this morning. I don't think I can manage it again, so here's the gist:

LOL!
I see the foot.
Me, too.
Thanks!
I'm just hot.

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