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.