ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — They stop – they always stop – on the side of the road, camera in hand, and click away.
Traveling around New Mexico, Pam and Doug Rietz of Belen always find something to see, something to photograph – adobe ruin and rock formation, mountain ridge and desert bloom, abandoned building, brilliant sunset, bird, balloon, bizarre curio, curious folks.
They are in love with New Mexico.
“Belen is smack dab in the middle of the state,” Doug Rietz explains. “You can literally wake up on a Saturday and reach nearly all of the state in a day trip or an overnight trip. Do you feel like the desert to the south? Or the wide open roads near Fort Sumner? Or west to Indian country? Or north to the Rockies? You just fill up the tank and go.”