Holidays, Events & Celebrations

Police Band Zona Colonial Plaza Santo Domingo Event

The last police band i saw was in Cuenca, Ecuador at a celebration for ex-pats and foreign business development in Ecuador. This Santo Domingo events aim is to support women and fight domestic violence in Latin America.This police band provides entertainment. There...

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Nosotros Valentines Day, 2019

If you want to know what people are looking for, count the cars in the parking lot. Tonight, the parking lot is full. The dance floor is also full,dancers barely having enough room to stand, The band is hitting their spots, ladies are dressed to kill,  the...

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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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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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Gingerbread Houses At the Owl

On a counter at the Owl Restaurant is a street of freshly created gingerbread houses. Each house on this street is a prize in a raffle to raise proceeds for a local orphanage. The tickets are a dollar per chance. I am told that you don't eat the houses, that they...

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Turkey Time A Day of Thanks, 2018

Pots and pans are on the stove, the table has been set for three, a Butterball Turkey browns in the oven. It took four hours for this bird to cook and slicing it up on the kitchen counter means dinner is close. Alan, Sherrie, and I have Thanksgiving this year at...

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StarBucks Break Coffee on skeleton crew

Halloween has crawled out of the grave for another year. At a local Starbucks, Freddie doesn't have to bone up on store policy, customer relations, or how to work the register. He hands out coffee and keeps his mouth shut because he rattles when he talks. This morning...

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Flamingos A long way from home

Flamingos are often seen in front yards as plastic yard ornaments, and double as stir sticks in fancy lounge drinks. Flamingos appear on women's T shirts, art posters, golf shirts and pendants. They make cute water floats in baby swimming pools This evening, the...

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Demolition Manzano High School Gymnasium

In 1965, this gym was state of the art.  It had locker rooms for boys and girls, a weight room, offices for the coaches. It had polished hardwood floors on the basketball court, wood bleachers that could be rolled out or in depending on event requirements. In the...

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