Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Carrizozo, New Mexico

I stopped in Carrizozo a month ago on a day even Mother Nature regrets. I was glad for the hot cup of coffee I was able to find, but I was willing to put the town in my rear-view mirror. This time, I was glad it gave us another chance.






 









Play Count the Asses. [Hint: I am not pictured in this post.]














































This is a lovely, private courtyard. I'm going to stay here for a while - I'll let you know when I figure out how.






































Not all of Carrizozo has been rehabilitated. There is still time for you to get in on the project.




When the lady with the courtyard discovers I've been staying there, here is where I'll go next:





































Roy's is home to a lot of ice cream, and a little of my money.










Wikipedia lists six movies that were filmed (at least partially) in Carrizozo, so if it looks familiar, maybe you shouldn't watch so many movies.






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14 comments:

JO said...

So happy you went back and shared Carrizozo with us. Love all the colors. Was that Poncho in the court yard you hid in coming to throw you out?

Rojo said...

NO WAY..... If you had taken me there blindfolded I would have said " I have never been here before". How wonderful that run down little town is coming back to life. I did recognize the old Nike Bar, Roy's, and the old burnt out hardware store and a couple more places..Thank you for posting. I was just going to blow Carrizozo off when Jeanie and I get to NM but not Now. Might even go by and peek in my old office window.

kristine barr said...

Great pictures ! Guess that one place was really closed as there were 2 closed signs and only 1 open sign.

Pleinguy said...

Very interesting. I didn't see any of that when I was there last year. Perhaps I too need to take another look. Plans are to go through again on the way to another spot. Thanks.

Contessa said...

You could be a travel journalist.....you just need a tad more prose :)

Kimbopolo said...

Fantastic. Love your urban photography.

George Yates said...

What an interesting town to visit, excellent pictures.

heyduke50 said...

Looks like it would be easy to make an ass of yourself there...

Jodee Gravel said...

Perhaps if they're open there will be three Open signs so it's clear....... Many of those little NM towns are so bright you can probably see them from space. Which could answer another question :-) I love your little courtyard with the colorful herd.

Al Christensen said...

Looks like some of the asses are acting like goats.

Good Luck Duck said...

Ha Al!

Jodee, I just love that colorful sensibility, which must be Mexican influence. Any town where I need sunglasses to look at a building is okay by me.

Heyduke, I'd just blend right in.

Thanks, George!

Thanks, Kim! Some places just make it easy.

I'm a lazy blogger, Contessa - better a picture than a thousand of my words.

David, a lot of it is just one block off the main drag.

Kristine, since they didn't answer the door, I guess the "closed" won.

Red, you can't pass up your old stomping grounds.

Jo, Poncho let us stay to take a few pics. He didn't say "yea" or "nay" to my idea of camping there.

intrepid-decrepit-traveler said...

Carrizozo is asinine.

Good Luck Duck said...

LOL Nickie! It is.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

That is a really colorful town!

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