|We're in New Mexico and Arizona is just next door! It is blowing a gale outside right now. About 40mph. We came in early today knowing strong winds were in the forecast. We took a short trip 10 miles south of here to Puerto de Luna, an historic town established in the 1860s. It is said that Billy the Kid frequently visited his friend, Alexander Grzelachowski, a Civil War chaplain who had a general store here. Puerto de Luna was the Guadalupe County Seat for approximately 12 years. Then the first railway was built through NE New Mexico bypassing Puerto de Luna and erecting their depot in Santa Rosa. Shortly thereafter, Santa Rosa became Guadalupe's County Seat. Very little remains in this adobe village today. The Blue Hole in Santa Rosa is a geological phenomenom. It's a natural sink hole that is 80' deep formed by water erosion and connected by an underground river. Actually, there are seven natural sink holes in this area. The crystal-clear water of the Blue Hole has a year round temperature of 62 degrees and often is used by scuba divers. There is an adjacent training and conference center with locker rooms and classroom space for divers. It is also open to the public. In one of the pictures you'll see kids jumping into the pool with Dad waiting for them in the water. Burrrr!!!