Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"Chisum" (1970)

In "Chisum", a movie based on the Lincoln County Land Wars in New Mexico, my hero, John Wayne (as John Chisum) drawled:

"It would take a good man on a good horse all summer to cross my land."

I couldn't help remembering his comment as we drove through New Mexico a few weeks ago. Gorgeous land, land that screams to be travelled by horseback. Can't ya just see "The Duke" astride a big man's horse, heading toward the mountains?

Time's awasting! Whistle for your best saddle horse. Get 'em saddled and mount up. You only have a few weeks left!


clairz Tuesday, August 17, 2010 1:07:00 PM  

We just rode (in our car, not on our horses, of which we have none) through the Hondo Valley the other day and were talking of what it might have been like, riding horseback from there over the hills to the little town of Lincoln; or from Lincoln all the way to Fort Sumner, as Billy the Kid used to do.

penni Tuesday, August 17, 2010 2:51:00 PM  

It's amazing what a little rain will do -- the plain is so green that it barely looks like home.

the7msn Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:43:00 AM  

The green, green grass of home - not often we get to see that and it sure is purty.

sonia a. mascaro Saturday, August 21, 2010 6:52:00 AM  

Wonderful landscape!

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