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Whatchamacallit 141: Albuquerque, New Mexico (2015)

In 2015, I visited Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the first time in years – although I have relatives living in the city and I love Santa Fe, I do not visit New Mexico nearly enough.

This poster was a present from my relatives – capturing Route 66 going down Central Avenue, hinting at the […]

Whatchamacallit 71: I will not act indigenous in class.

I bought the above painting while visiting Santa Fe, New Mexico.

According to my receipt, I paid $70 for it on October 22, 2015, at Keshi, the Zuni Connection – an absolutely amazing jewelry boutique located near the city center. I’ve actually returned and purchased additional goods there on subsequent trips.

The painting is […]

Whatchamacallit 18: Navajo Plant Dye Chart

Back in 2013 I vacation in southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico – I blogged about some of my excellent adventures there, including the incredible Ute Mountain Tribal Park.

Looking through my blog, I never mentioned what I bought on the trip: Navajo things, including this amazing Navajo Plant Dye Chart.

At some point […]

My 2017 Western America Tour: New Mexico

I’m now just over a week into my tour of Western America – last Wednesday I flew from Berlin to Albuquerque. The day was long: I woke up at 04:00 for a 06:45 flight, connecting in Frankfurt and Houston, with a reasonable connection in Frankfurt and an excessively long one in Houston. Ultimately, I got […]

You really can be in four places at once: Four Corners Monument

The Four Corners — right at the center.

Today’s adventure took us (on this segment of the trip, I’ve been joined by Cynical Queer, but I was navel gazing when talking about the railroad, so he wasn’t introduced then) to the Four Corners Monument, which is nicely located at the corners of four states: […]

48: The Rest of the West…

Covering the rest of the west is, for me, easy: California is filled with lots of memories, and while I know the Cynical Queer wants me to talk about his hometown, my California memories first center on going to Sea World in San Diego with my parents when I was a kid, probably the only […]