Thursday, January 19, 2012

Come Celebrate the New Mexico State Centennial This Year

This month marks New Mexico's 100th birthday as a state of the United States of America. Although it is new as a State, New Mexico is a land long populated by many cultures with the first evidence of human settlement in 25000 BC.  Our state Capital, Santa Fe,  was founded in 1610 by Spain and is the oldest capital city in the United States. 

I discovered New Mexico in an overnight stay in Taos in August, 1999 and fell under the spell of New Mexico immediately (as so many do who actually stay a day or more in the state).  The luminous light, the incredible skies, the colors of the earth, the wonderful warm and diverse culture, the smells like sage and green chile roasting and sweet pinon smoke, the deep powder of the mountain snows....kept bringing me back until I moved here from California in 2005.

If you have not planned a vacation this year, why not come to New Mexico?  All your preconceptions about our state will be blown away if you come.  Please check out this wonderful slideshow made by a couple of residents about what you will see in New Mexico.

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