Indoor dining will be barred in New Mexico restaurants starting Monday

New Mexico's governor issued an order last week effective Monday that restaurants again will be barred from offering indoor dining because of a rise in coronavirus cases there. Visitors to the Land of Enchantment also should be aware of more aggressive enforcement of its mask mandate. Those who aren't wearing face coverings in public are … Continue reading Indoor dining will be barred in New Mexico restaurants starting Monday

New Mexico imposes 14-day quarantine to all travelers in the state

New Mexico's governor announced she was imposing up to a 14-day quarantine for all travelers coming into the state until at least July 15 to tamp down a coronavirus surge there. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said during the health briefing Wednesday she was deeply troubled by a higher COVID-19 caseload in her state and big … Continue reading New Mexico imposes 14-day quarantine to all travelers in the state

Prominent New Mexico Route 66 historian dies

New Mexico historian David Kammer, who documented landmarks and buildings on Route 66 for decades, died Thursday after a five-year battle with Alzheimer's disease. Kammer's death was reported at the end of a profile in the Albuquerque Journal, written before he died. He recently received the New Mexico Preservation Division’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his efforts. … Continue reading Prominent New Mexico Route 66 historian dies

Aerial views of New Mexico

Flightgeist, a company out of New York that specializes in aerial photography by drone, recently posted this breathtaking and well-edited video from various spots around New Mexico, including Route 66. Roadtrip New Mexico from FLIGHTGEIST on Vimeo. From the description of the film: A car, a map, a drone, and a one week adventure through … Continue reading Aerial views of New Mexico

“Greetings from Coldwater” novel is available

This isn't going to be a book review, because I'm married to the author and am understandably biased. Regardless, Route 66 fans likely will be interested to know of the publication of Emily Priddy's first novel, "Greetings from Coldwater," set on Route 66 in the fictional town of Coldwater in eastern New Mexico. Print and … Continue reading “Greetings from Coldwater” novel is available