New Mexico has so many hidden back road places. My travel Journal class took us to a few of these spots. We went to El Rito. The lunch at El Farolita was not to miss. It looks completely abandoned until 12 noon on the dot. Than suddenly it is all filled. The food is good.
The next day we went to Los Ojos. More people but very small and many deserted or run down buildings. There is a thriving weaving store “Tierra Wools”. They spin and dye wool from sheep in the area. They have many weaving looms to make clothing items. It was a fun town to sit and draw.