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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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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. We all have things to be thankful for if we look hard...

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House Car Home Sweet Home

This home on wheels was originally owned by a couple from Louisiana who traveled from town to town with a carnival. They sold kewpie dolls and prizes, and, as far as we know, lived as happy as the Old Lady who lived in a Shoe. Inside, it is roomy enough for a couple...

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In the Geo-Hut Home Bases

The Geo-Hut is adjacent to the derrick, hooked up to electric with heaters blasting 24/7 to deal with snow and deteriorating weather. This snow started yesterday and has intermittently laid a six inch blanket atop the Geo-Hut roof. Inside the trailer, one bunk is...

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Campout at McDonalds Four thirty in the morning

  Sometime last night this homeless statistic rolled her shopping cart onto Ronald McDonald's premises and parked it.  The Albuquerque homeless problem is ubiquitous even if un-employment is low and jobs are rumored to be everywhere. Most  intersections...

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Earth Our Planet

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life. Radiometric dating and other evidence say the planet was formed some 4.5 billion years ago. The world population is currently 7.53 billion people. give or take a few million....

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Ghost Chairs In a storm

These old fashioned lawn chairs, made from steel with curved welded parts assembled in some long closed Iowa factory, have moved several times from their original homestead, on Bellamah Street. They used to sit in the back yard under a cherry tree that grew tart...

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Fish Eye View At the Aquarium

  When fish look up, they see the bottoms of leaves, insects touching the river's back, white ripples where water hits obstacles that splits its flow.  In this underground observation area, us desert rats gawk at sharks, rays and groupers, the " stars " of...

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Casa Armijo 1st house in Albuquerque

The Armijo hacienda began as one of the first homes in Albuquerque, but was long ago resurrected as a popular Old Town restaurant, " La Placita. "  Haciendas were self contained economically, spiritually, emotionally. Several generations of family lived, worked,...

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Albuquerque In the shadow of the mountains

From the top of the Sandia Mountains, looking west, you see Mount Taylor, New Mexico's highest peak, seventy five miles away. Looking north, you see Placitas and the Ortiz Mountains, near Madrid, that used to be an 1800's gold, silver and turquoise mining boom town...

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Gender Dysphoria California Dreaming

This is an All Gender Restroom at the UC Irvine Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.  The worst thing about this sign is having to figure out where all these genders are suddenly coming from, and whether I can open the door, safely go inside, and use the...

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