Tuesday Travels- Madrid, New Mexico

No other medical conference I’ve attended teaches the management of spider, tick, snake,bear, and shark bites, with speakers who have climbed Mount Everest and hiked Antarctica.

NEW MEXICO LAND OF ENCHANTMENT-highway sign

This post  features scenes from Madrid– no, not the one in Spain, the one in New Mexico.  My husband and I  were staying in nearby Santa Fe, where I attended a medical conference on wilderness medicine. I don’t practice in the wilderness, but this conference has fascinating lectures, covering topics not found in any other event. No other medical conference I’ve attended teaches the management of spider, tick, snake,bear, and shark bites, with speakers who have climbed Mount Everest and hiked Antarctica.

 As with  nearby Santa Fe and Taos, art rules in Madrid. As you walk around, you may feel like you are on a movie set- and in a way, you are. The 2007 movie Wild Hogs was filmed here. ( This link opens to an affiliate, a purchase here pays this blog a small commission; thank you) In the movie, 4 middle-aged men with ordinary lives  take on a wilderness of sorts-a crosscountry motorcycle trip to California-passing through New Mexico. 

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Raymond, Doctor Aletha’s husband
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And at nearby Los Cerrillos, you can go horseback riding at the Broken Saddle Riding Co.

our  sunset ride on Lilly and Duke
our sunset ride on Lilly and Duke

exploring the HEART of health in Madrid

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Author: Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D.

As a family physician, I explore the HEART of HEALTH in my work, recreation, community, and through writing. My blog, Watercress Words, informs and inspires us to live in health. I believe we can turn our health challenges into healthy opportunities. When we do, we can share the HEART of health with our families, communities, and the world. Come explore and share with me.

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