I survived a hundred degrees in blistering Roswell this month. It was my second visit. I was last at the UFO museum way back in 2000. Not a great deal has changed. Many photocopied documents and images are mounted on display boards, but there are a few new, weightier displays including a giant Gort from The Day The Earth Stood Still.
I found a couple of ways to spend a Sunday off the beaten track. Firstly to visit a restored church in Abeytas, a tiny town of about fifty people in Socorro county. The church is over a century old and was rebuilt in part with the help of recovering addicts. I was actually more enamoured by the completely unrestored adobe building next door.
Some time ago I made a video collage of the occupants using the bench in the park outside my home. I decided to make a new one from my home in New Mexico.
Barked commands emanate in a strong East coast accent from the common room next door.
What to do when the New Mexico Rail Runner drops you off 3 hours before your Rio Metro bus picks you up, at a junction with a freeway?