Hey rastaman.....I'm originally from El Paso, but now live in Minnesota....what a culture shock!
I haven't been back to the desert for about 10 years. Used to have a cabin in Cloudcroft too. Do you ever get up there? There are some nice little trout streams, and Elephant Butte isn't too bad for a few bass now and then.
"Endeavor to live your life so that when you die, even the undertaker will be sorry" Mark Twain