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Photo’s for Pat new photos with Nikon DSLR

Sometimes you just don't know what you are missing till you try something else. Pat has been persistently trying to move Scott to a DSLR for several years. " I Phone cameras are good for what they are, " he has always maintained, " but cell phones make telephone calls...

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Dominican Republic Getting ready for Santo Domingo

Trips start with me saying the name of a country three times while balancing on my left foot and hopping up and down, twice. There are 195 countries in the world, according to Wikipedia, but I usually choose countries to visit that look warm and friendly, have good...

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Nosotros-Videos Chadd James on Flute

  Teaching and playing are different disciplines. Some musicians play. Some musicians teach. Some musicians both play and teach.to pay their bills. There are lots of filters that can keep a teacher's message from reaching his students gas tank. If Chadd could...

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LaFonda Hotel Part of the Santa Fe History

The LaFonda Hotel has been a fixture in Santa Fe going back decades. The current hotel was built in 1922 on a downtown site where the first Santa Fe hotel was built in 1607 when Spaniards came to town. It is on the register of the Historic Hotels of America, was once...

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Out with the Old/In with the New At the " River of Lights "

Part of the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens " River of Lights "  package, for $110.00 per couple, is cleansing souls. After the train ride, those who participate, write bad memories from the past year on a piece of paper, fold the paper, and toss it into the fire....

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Snow Day Albuquerque Foothills, December 2018

There are four seasons in Albuquerque. We are dry and hot in the summer, cooler and dry in the fall, cold and dry in the winter,  windy and warm and dry in the spring. We are high desert and only get ten inches of rain a year, if lucky.  Last night's snow...

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Cooped Up Stan's Chicken House

Stan has had back yard chickens for a few years. They weren't something he wanted as a childhood dream, but his adopted kids wanted chickens so he built them a first rate coop, feeds them, keeps their cage clean, and can't kill them because his daughter would cry. "...

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Sax Rats- Video Holiday Stroll, Old Town, Albuquerque, 2018

People come to the Old Town Plaza for the annual Christmas Stroll, saunter down lumanaria lined sidewalks and blocked off streets, shop and eat, enjoy friends and family, stand under Christmas mistletoe, lick candy canes, and listen to street musicians.. If they like...

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Sax Rats in Old Town Holiday Stroll -2018

Sax Rats is our saxophone quartet - two alto saxes, a tenor sax, and a baritone sax.  It is cold this evening as we load Dan's van, drive down, set up, begin our first set at the Holiday Stroll in Old Town, Albuquerque, with "Jingle Bells." There is, we agree, a...

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