Hatch, NM — If you’ve been folowing me on Twitter (www.twitter.com/travelingringo), you probably know that I’ve recently started using Instagram (www.instagram.com/travelingringo). I’ve discovered that – as with most social media – it’s kind of addictive.
Instagram offers the ability to manipulate your basic cellphone pictures, by applying different filters which add or subtract things like color, contrast, and saturation. It’s a way to make each picture unique and different, and some Instagram users are able to create unique works of art from their photos.
I didn’t have an Instagram account until Harley-Davidson asked me to tweet photos from my recent two-week trip to northern New Mexico and west Texas, while working on several stories for HOG magazine.
I liked the app so much, I’ve decided to post daily (or at least “regular”) Instagram pics here on Travelin’ Gringo, for those who may not follow me on Twitter or Facebook (www.facebook.com/travelingringo)
The picture above is from Sparky’s restaurant, in Hatch, N.M., which is a town that’s known as the Chile Pepper Capital of the World. This was actually my second visit to Sparky’s, the first was last year, and you can read about it here: http://travelingringo.com/2012/09/the-best-damn-green-chile-cheeseburger-in-america-sparkys-in-hatch-new-mexico/
I rode a 2013 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra on this trip, putting on nearly 2,000 miles in 2 weeks. For HOG members, you’ll be able to read several stories from the trip in upcoming issues of HOG magazine, but for now, enjoy the Instagrams!