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Mar 19, 2008 - Juarez, Mexico

We were warned by many that traveling into Juarez, Mexico was very dangerous. Drug wars were going on and people were being shot everyday. I had never been to Mexico so I really wanted to cross over. We decided to take the Puddle Jumper Trolley and stay in the tourist area to be safe. We boarded the trolley at 10 am at the Civic Center. The Rio Grande was barely a trickle and it would be no trick to walk across except for the high fences with barbed wire. Downtown Juarez is depressing. Many deteriorated buildings and the signs of poverty...

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Dec 17, 2006 - When You've Seen One Petroglyph, You've Seen Them All

Not far up the road from Alamogordo, about 30 miles, is the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, so we drove up there to see what it was all about. This site, managed by the Bureau of Land Management, contains over 21,000 petroglyphs made by the Jornada Mogollon Indians between 900 and 1400 AD. They used stone tools to scratch away the dark patina on the rocks. It took over six years for archeologists to photograph and record all the petroglyphs that were found here. No one knows exactly what the drawings mean or why they were made here, although...

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