“Columbus Furlong Day” N.M.

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” ~ Roy M. Goodman ~

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"Columbus Furlong Day" has now past, the memories linger, the photos are still present, it was a great memorable day. There are Parades in many towns and villages, there are dances and singers on the main squares often, vendors, children playing, and yet Saturday was so much more. From both sides of the border they came on horses, they met and together rode into town, all flags under one, the flag of "Friendship". There is much History to this day when Pancho Villa himself crossed the border in 1916.

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It is that Friendship which this day has taken the borders down. Just a coincidence for us being there. Karma brought us to this town I had passed through a couple times only to stop and fuel. How nice, of course much of a naive thought, if it would be as such for the World’s borders. I wandered around all day, ate the free food, authentic fajitas with all the trimmings, such trimmings brought in by the many local families at their own expense. Watched the many that had dressed up the part, and felt the part. Watched the kids foam sprayed each other while the adults watching and deep down wishing still being a child and wanting to play as such. I know I did.

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“Pancho Villa” himself stopped for a photo…

I think today the photos will speak for themselves… the road has not given me much opportunity to write, the cameras have been however on overtime.

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My favorite. What face!

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“Fajitas for 1000!… the real deal.”

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1916 Four Wheel drive…

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3 Responses to ““Columbus Furlong Day” N.M.”

  1. D. Brent Miller Says:

    Great photos. That is the kind of community event would love to attend. Maybe next year, I will join you. –Brent

  2. texascindy Says:

    What great pictures of so much history! You have such a knack for being in the right place at the most opportune time! Glad to see you made it to Tucson safely! Hugs to all!

  3. Brian Says:

    That blue, White and Red flag almost reminded me of France.
    If you ever have the urge to meet a bunch of French folks you are always invited to join us at http://www.labouledudesert.net/ .

    Just a wee note to let you know that you are never alone in your loss. Far too many of us suffer with you in our own way.

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