Hi Todd, from a few miles west of you. If you ever have the "pleasure" of breaking down in Bernalillo, as I did. Have breakfast at the VFW post. We needed a truck repair in the 70's and were told that there was a decent breakfast at the VFW post (?), so took a chance. It was wonderful and the beans were excellent, as were the huevos rancheros. When we got back to pay for the repair, the mechanic told us that the original part was broken by an over-tightening of a stud and a new one was added at no cost to us. Wonderful people in that town and I'm still enjoying the memory of breakfast. tim
...of friendly NM. One of my best memories of friendly NM (promise to not tell anybody or they might want to live here!) was just after we moved here from Calif. Even then in Ca. 2 or sometimes 3 forms of identification were required to e.g. write a check, purchase something on credit card, etc. We'd just moved here and were buying furninshings etc at a rapid pace. Were at furniture store in Santa Fe and wanted to purchase a piece on our Ccard, but had maxed it out. After being denited the cleark said "just write a check," didn't require ID or anything. It was a great intro. to the friendly side of NM.
Its still pretty much that way, as is Tucson as best I can tell from my visits there.