Passions of an Odd Chick

Friday, January 2, 2009

No Scum Allowed Saloon

Yep, that's where we spent New Year's thanks to the recommendation of some good friends.

No Scum Allowed Saloon is located in White Oaks, New Mexico and it has quite a history. The little town was built around the prospect of gold and there were several producing gold mines in the area. Now it is just a ghost town of sorts with some colorful characters that have remained to pass on the old stories.

Of course, they have the resident "Billy The Kid" art at the saloon with stories of how he sat right at that same old wooden bar and had drinks and caused trouble.

We camped out behind the saloon with our friends in a make-shift RV park and ate too much and drank Bloody Mary's ( or at least some imbibed) and I took pictures until people got mad and then I kept taking pictures.

If you want to have an adventure and meet the nicest people who ever ran a bar, with super-friendly patrons, and colorful characters (like an 80 year-old has-been stripper whose got a story to tell ya especially if you're a good-lookin male), and hear a lot of New Mexico history, then head for White Oaks. If you stay in Carrizozo (9 miles away), they will shuttle you out to the bar and back.

Sometimes out in the middle of no where can be the hottest location!


simplyred said...

Beautiful pictures! And your trip sounds like a great adventure. What a fun place the "No Scum Allowed Saloon" must be.

Living life on the edge said...

80 year old stripper?!?!? That's disgusting!!! :-)

Kimmie said...

Sounds like a fun time!

.... and to Living Life on the Edge - you should be so lucky ;)