A Ghost Town?
New Mexico's foremost mine of the late 1800's, the mine and settlement of Kelly now lay in ruin and are completely abandoned. But...who attends this church?
It's been a long time comin'.
Way back in November of 2019, before the pandemic, Johnpaul and I passed through the small town of Magdalena, New Mexico on our way to a rare open house event at the Magdalena Ridge Observatory. I go on a special adventure every year around my birthday and the observatory was my birthday adventure for 2019.
It was decided at the time that we would return to explore the town of Magdalena on another day. And then the world got different and two years went by. This return trip was finally made on November 6, 2021.
Blink, and you'll miss it...
Escondida, New Mexico is a very small town off I-25 about three miles north of Socorro. At first, it may seem as though there is no reason to stop here but a bit of exploring revealed two interesting and worthwhile locations.
Madrid is a must-see stop on New Mexico's Turquoise Trail
For those travelers touring New Mexico's Turquoise Trail, Madrid will surely be high on the list of "must-see" locations. Even if art galleries and coffee shops aren't your thang, most people like food and the Mine Shaft Tavern has the best burgers around.
Personally, I have no interest in being where the tourists are but there is another secret destination that makes Madrid worthwhile.
Lemitar, New Mexico is a census designated place in Socorro County. The town lies along NM 408 and is easily seen from I-25. I would always notice it from the car window on the way to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.
I am DeAnna Vincent, fine art and portrait photographer in Los Lunas, New Mexico. These are the photos from my everyday adventures.