Thursday, April 28, 2011

Santa Fe Tax Day Tea Party 2011

The Santa Fe New Mexico Tea Party held our 2011 Tax Day rally on Saturday, April 16 at the Plaza in Santa Fe.

It was a perfect spring weather day, we had excellent speakers and an enthusiastic crowd.

Got a few pictures, but not as many as other years:

Our veterans:

Suzanne J speaking:

Todd Hathorne speaking:

Brigette Russell speaking:

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Up on Rowe Mesa

Rowe Mesa is located in San Miguel County, southeast of Pecos, New Mexico, just south of the tiny town of Rowe. The mesa climbs to a height of 8,048 feet.

The top of the mesa is ranchland, with piƱon and juniper studded hills rising to pine trees at the higher location.

At the peak of the mesa, you can look out over miles of the Pecos Valley and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

We drove up to Rowe Mesa on my birthday on Easter Sunday. It was an unusually cloudy day with scattered showers around northern New Mexico, which were dropping rain in the valley and snow up on top of the mountain peaks.

The views were excellent. Here, take a look:

Scenery at top of the mesa:

Fresh snow on the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the north:

From the top of the mesa, views to the north looking across the Pecos Valley to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains:

Sunday, April 24, 2011


A blessed Resurrection Day to all of my blogger friends and all the readers of my blog!

Friday, April 15, 2011

We're brewing up some tea in Santa Fe

Tomorrow is our third annual Tax Day Tea Party here in Santa Fe.

We're assembling on the Plaza at noon, to petition the government for the redress of our grievances.

If you are in or around Santa Fe, and you see this, we invite you to join us. It will be a good time bringing our smaller government, lower taxe and less spending on all levels of the government, personal responsibility and free market capitalism message to the public arena. We are a non-partisan grassroots organization, and everyone is welcome to join us as long as you aren't there to disrupt our party.

We have a great slate of excellent speakers, partiotic music, tea party signs, U.S. Constitutions available for a small donation.

Wear your patriotic clothes, bring your flag and a sign (or get one at our table up by the bandstand), your camera, and a chair if you will need one.

The event will last from noon - 1:30 p.m.


Tea Party 2010

Saturday, April 9, 2011

New Mexico State Representative Jeannette Wallace

We just received word that New Mexico State Representative and our friend, Jeannette Wallace, died this morning, after being in poor health for several months.

Jeannette served the NM legislature from District 43, which included Los Alamos County, and parts of Sandoval and Santa Fe County, since 1991. Among the committees she served on was the important Legislative Finance Committee. She was a whiz at assessing the stte government and how to improve it.

We knew Jeannette for several years, since moving here and getting involved in state politics. She was smart as a whip, such an interesting person, and just as feisty as they come. In 20 years, her enthusiasm as a legislator did not seem to have diminished. She worked hard to make our state a better place.

In 2010, she was in a tough race for re-election, and we worked hard to get her re-elected to the NM House.

I really liked her personally, and enjoyed the times I got to converse with her. She will be missed greatly in New Mexico.

Rest in peace, honorable lady and my friend.