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The Don Imus Two Week Vacation in New Mexico

April 10, 2007 at 11:35 AM | by | ()

Radio host Don Imus is suspended for the next two weeks for calling the Rutgers women's basketball team a bunch of "nappy-headed hos."

While Imus himself said his punishment was appropriate we could sit here and debate all day long whether the bit in question was comedy, racism, or ignorance.

However, instead, we figured we would tell you where and how Imus might spend his two weeks off, and more importantly how you can vacation like a radio cowboy in New Mexico.

The Don Imus Two Week Vacation:

· Getting There :: Santa Fe Trail
The town is divided by Interstate 25 and Route 3, which was along the original Route 66, you can still see rusted out old cars and Lightning Mcqueen like surroundings in and around Ribera.
A portion of the Sante Fe Trail passes right through the Imus Ranch. There is only one gas station in town, Sunshine Station, so fill up.

· Culture :: El Ancon Sculpture Park
Founded by Nicasio Romero twenty years ago, El Ancon Sculpture Park is a private grassroots experience on approximately ten acres. The park includes permanent outdoor installations, orchards, river bottomland, acequia trails and mesa vistas.

· Food :: La Risa Cafe
The place to eat in Ribera, try the Huevos Rancheros for breakfast if you want to be authentic. A corn tortilla topped with 2 eggs cooked to order with chili & cheese. Alternatively, you could always throw down a blanket on the Imus Ranch grounds and feast on Imus Ranch Food.

· Stay :: Eldorado Hotel
No matter how much of a cowboy you think you are, it is unlikely Imus will let you crash at his ranch. So hop in your rental car and rive 50 miles to Santa Fe. There you can stay at the Eldorado for around $200 a night. The hotel has Kiva fireplaces and a rooftop pool. Yeah, not exactly ranching it, but the double standard irony is not lost on us.

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