Don & Deb's 'Excel'-lent Adventure travel blog

Highway 14 is a quiet but beautiful drive. Here we are approaching...




Don in front of Maggie's Diner





This flyer caught our eye - Hmmm..interesting!

Our first week was pretty quiet while we caught up on household tasks and Don grilled some steaks when Mom and Dad came out for a visit one day. Today though, we went to Madrid (pronounced MAD rid here) to see where "Wild Hogs" was filmed. The town is located approximately 20 miles South of Santa Fe on New Mexico Highway 14 where it previously thrived as a coal mining town. When mining ceased, Madrid became a ghost town, but its spirit was revived after artists and craftspeople began arriving in the 1970's.

While at the time it didn't seem that there was much to see that was directly related to the movie, I enjoyed looking at pictures on a website specific to the movie production and noting that many buildings we saw were in the movie. I took a picture of Don in front of Maggie's Diner but no meals are served there since it was built solely for the movie. Several shops post ads in their windows for T-shirts but we did not purchase any this time.

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