"Little Fluffy Clouds" Top 5 Page for this destination Socorro by caffeine_induced78

Socorro Travel Guide: 61 reviews and 129 photos

Everytime that I go down into this section of New Mexico I fall in love. It's the path of the original Spanish settlers, the Rio Grande, and somewhere beyond them hills in the direction of Roswell lies the miracle tortilla with an image of Jesus. Socorro lies in the Rio Grande Valley and was first named in around 1598. Why little fluffy clouds? That's what is always down here when I come down. Rumors abound of amazing thunderstorms.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Surreal landscape. Life moves slow down here.
  • Cons:dodgy Mexcian food (but isn't gambeling fun?)
  • In a nutshell:Where are the people? Inside the steeple?
  • Last visit to Socorro: Mar 2003
  • Intro Written Jun 9, 2003
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  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Will be passing through here in September - thanks for the useful pointers :-)

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2004 at 10:18 PM

    I bet it is a great place for having a beer or two

  • ephobius's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2004 at 12:13 AM

    I went there looking for Jodie Foster and only found cows roaming around those metal mushrooms! That's surreal! :-))

  • Dec 10, 2003 at 2:06 PM

    That VLA station featured in Contact with Jodie Foster.. is that the one?

  • shdw100's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2003 at 5:43 AM

    What a kewl page with great insights! New Mexico is surreal (I was born there! Does that make me surreal? LOL)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2003 at 11:01 AM

    I love New Mexico! Yes, there are a lot of surreal landscaped there! And many climates as well!

  • Jun 25, 2003 at 10:22 PM

    interesting point about plazas vs. downtowns

  • roz.van's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2003 at 1:55 AM

    VLA sounds scary surreal but worth frightening oneself :-) A title for your book.."Uncle Dodsons Guide to Obscure Weekend places" ;-)

  • jessicadf's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2003 at 7:48 PM

    Cool, the VLA. I always wondered where that was. 'Cause I'm a space cadet, of course.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2003 at 8:55 AM

    Woopy doo!

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