For Behold, Los Ojos in the Flesh!

Los Ojos in Jemez Springs

By the time you get here you’ll be glad you did

Someone said I ought to show you what it looks like. I hope they were right. Now it’ll just fill up with Albuquerque hipsters and the bikers won’t have anywhere to go. Yeah, right. Jemez Springs is nice, though. Quite the decent vibe. The first thing my wife said when we sat down at Los Ojos was, “I’m never going to live here. It’s so FUCKING ISOLATED!” And she almost never swears, so I guess she meant it. We started this trip on New Mexico Rt. 4 at White Rock, where there are actual curbs and such, which might have triggered a “lost civilization” response. (Don’t judge her harshly, she has these throwbacks all the time!)

We both want to go back anyway. It just felt so…nice… and quiet. Not break-ass crazy like up in Taos. A kinder, gentler middle-of-nowhere, at least on Friday afternoon.

»Buy This Photo!«

Sign up for email delivery of JHFARR.COM posts via Substack! Same content sooner with bigger photos! ⬇︎

John Hamilton Farr lives at 7,000 feet in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A. As New York Times best-selling author James C. Moore tells it, John is “a man attuned to the world who sees it differently than you and I and writes about it with a language and a vision of life that is impossible to ignore.” This JHFARR.COM site is the master writing archive. To email John, please see CONTACT INFO on About page. For a complete list of all John’s writing, photography, NFTs, and social media links, please visit JHFARR.ART  

  • Fw August 11, 2013, 11:58 PM

    This is the type of place that I would eat at on my 2002 six week trip. I spent at least 5 days in most of the places I went, except Chama, that was 2 nights for the Cumbres & Toltec RR. When I travel, I don’t go to tourist type places and I usually stay in place I can cook and shop locally. When I was in Taos, I would go to a bakery out towards the hospital, it was like a co-0p bakery…great baked goods and there used to be a market heading north out of town on the right that was like a health food grocery store. Good Times..!!

    • JHF August 12, 2013, 12:44 AM

      Sounds like you know how to travel. That health food grocery store is Cid’s, BTW. An organic supermarket! We go there all the time. As for Los Ojos and Jemez Springs, I know I’m having fun here, but they’re truly worth a visit. Great drive from here, too.



Latest Posts

Discover more from JHFARR.COM

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading