Gringo Sushi

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While not always open to the idea of sushi, when in New Mexico I had the opportunity to give it a try and was immediately hooked. We visited the only source of sushi in Roswell, a little place named Galactic Sushi. The service was great and the food was amazing. It was so amazing that upon my return to San Diego, all I could think about was finding a place for sushi close to the house. Exploring the pages of Yelp, I discovered Domo Sushi and its high reviews. Convincing the family to accompany me, it was the destination for dinner that Saturday.

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Bottomless Lakes State Park

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IMG_0601The first day of my trip to New Mexico involved a visit to the Bottomless Lakes State Park. It was founded in 1933 as the first state park of New Mexico, and is comprised of nine small lakes that originated as caves along the Pecos River Valley. We spent a majority of our time hiking up and around one lake in particular, the Devil’s Inkwell, so named for its steep sides and algae present in the water. The makeup of the walls and ground surrounding the lake is interesting to say the least. At some places it is the red clay material featured in the top image, while other times the ground appears to be made up of quartz and other crystalline materials.

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Internet Famous – Part Two

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Cruising the posts on Facebook, I noticed a link to The Walking Dead Escape. I clicked through, only to be surprised that I was immortalized on the front page (and most of the navigation) for the site.

Here’s the link to the site: The Walking Dead Escape¬†(Warning: Auto Running Video in Link)

Here’s a screen shot of the page. Who’s that zombie on the link to the Media Section?

TWDE Fame

Now I need to dig through the rest of the internet and uncover the other photo that made me ‘internet famous’ the first time.

Road Trip – 2013 Edition

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With too many vacation days on the books under threat of being lost, I took ten days off from work. It seemed appropriate that I have this time off, because I decided it was time to take a trip to New Mexico, where my brother lives. The last time that I took a trip by myself, it was to travel to Montana for a good friend’s wedding, and that was in 2006. The trip to Montana was about 1300 miles one way, and was pretty awful to complete by myself. Flash forward 7 years later and I find myself in the car again, heading East this time, with a much shorter distance of about 850 miles.

Heading out before the crack of dawn, I made it into Arizona right as the sun was rising. Along the way was the perfect opportunity to record my travels with some pictures at each of the stops. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much to take pictures of at the places I stopped for gas, but with the help of a few apps, I jazzed up the images and posted them via Pressgram:

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