A strange, but wonderful coincidence took me to little Las Vegas, NM, last summer.
I'd stayed at and loved the historic Posada Hotel in Winslow, AZ. I even covered it for the LA Times.
When I heard that Allan Affeldt had bought two more historic hotels in LV, I visited and did a story.
Along the way I fell in love with funky LV, its singular history, location right on the border between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Great Plains, and its vintage American architecture.
I got a one-year posting to teach English at LV's New Mexico Highlands University and moved into a Sears catalogue house nearby.
Students from my Travel Writing class created an Insider's Guide to Las Vegas website. Check it out.