Welcome back. As I look back at my atlas road map retracing all the places, I’ve traveled over the last three weeks it might appear to you that I was lost but not so. With my tent and supplies I set up camp near the Continental Divide for several days while I searched for signs of the UFOs that had been reported in the area. I went from Regina, New Mexico (pop. 99) across the divide to Lindrith (pop.224) and back again. I passed through small villages in the high country of the Santa Fe National Forest with names like Coyote and Youngsville that were basically ghost towns where abandoned buildings lined the streets and there were no stores or gas stations.
The daytime temperatures were pleasant, running in the mid-eighties with no humidity and dipping down into the fifties and even forties at night. The weather was the same when I stayed in Abiquiu, home to the famous artist Georgia O’Keefe. Although I enjoyed my stays, I could not find signs of UFOs in either of these remote areas.
Chasing a lead up highway 25 to Denver, Colorado I again turned up empty on the UFO side but I did discover another interesting story. I found out that the powder form of plutonium is being carried by semi-truck along New Mexico Highway 599, Interstate 25 and US Highway 285 on a regular basis and who knows what other highways besides these. All of this plutonium is being shipped to a secret shaft in New Mexico which by all accounts is already full. Another shaft is being hastily built to handle the plutonium that is still coming into the New Mexico site. According to my research if one of these trucks was involved in an accident the clean-up would take hundreds of years. So, no space creatures but a scary story from Los Alamos National Laboratory where the hydrogen bomb was created.
Back in Santa Fe for a return visit it seems my three-week trip has flown by. First it was the world’s richest cow sale and a visit with Governor Stitt and his wife. Former Governor Frank Kedy and a handful of other big names were also there and after the sale the Oak Ridge Boys entertained everyone. It is called the Express Ranches Big Event and that it was.
The Big Event was followed by my travels in New Mexico but all that is in the past now. Coming up for me next weekend is the Western Heritage Awards at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Robert Duvall and George Strait are being inducted this year and both will be in attendance along with more celebrities than you can count and I will be there to tell you all about it.
Football season is also coming up and that means I’ll be traveling with OU football greats Joe Washington who hosts alumni tailgate parties before every game and Thomas Lott who along with Coach Barry Switzer has the televised Coaches Cabana pregame show. I’ve been invited to both events again this year and hope to cross paths with former OSU coach Pat Jones as well.
Till next time I’ll see ya down the road………………….