Saturday, January 15, 2011

Wild Hogs !

   Stayed two weeks in Taos which is know for it's art and artist. Also home of Kit Carson. Lot of history in the Taos area.
  Today we drove the  Albuquerque Turquoise Trail. One of our stops was in Madrid where the movie Wild Hogs was filmed. The majority of the film is shot in the colorful former mining town of Madrid, New Mexico. After the town’s mine closed in the 1800s, it became somewhat of a ghost town until the 1970s when artists began to settle in the charming village. Today, it is a thriving artists’ colony complete with shops, galleries, restaurants, and bed and breakfasts. Madrid is located on the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway, approximately 50 miles northeast of Albuquerque amongst the Sandia Mountains. The open roads, breathtaking vistas, magnificent mountain views, and parking and picnic spots along the way have made this a popular scenic route for tourists, motorcyclists and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
   Tonight, we're in  Albuquerque 

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