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Artifacts things to be claimed

Artifacts things to be claimed

My garage is the most recent resting place for artifacts from 803, the house us kids grew up in. Smaller things have been boxed up to be gone over when brother's are able to come to Albuquerque to go through photos, letters, correspondence, old coins, mementos from...

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Hermit’s Lakes, Colorado Richard and Maria's get away

Hermit’s Lakes, Colorado Richard and Maria's get away

Mornings and evenings at Hermit's Lakes are natural wonders. The lake, this evening, is without ripples. Fish rise with a splash to the water's surface for flies, an eagle lazily circles above us, watching the lake's surface for the same fish we are trying to catch....

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Campfire Bluegrass Max and Weston entertain

Campfire Bluegrass Max and Weston entertain

We don't come from some " holler" in back woods Kentucky mountains with our best coon dog sleeping on our front porch, pop's favorite whiskey""still " covered by brush down by the river, grandma's hot fresh baked biscuits on the table and you better not be late for...

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Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass festival Westcliff, Colorado

Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass festival Westcliff, Colorado

The High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival runs July 10-13 at the Bluff and Summit Park in Westcliff, Colorado. A huge circus tent is set up in the town park with spectacular views of the mountains and valley nearby. In the 2010 census, the population of Westcliff...

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Charlie’s Birdhouse Back Yard ready

Charlie’s Birdhouse Back Yard ready

It takes skill to build a birdhouse. I didn't get a builder's tour but this birdhouse comes with a sturdy shingle roof, spacious front porch, and a back door that can be opened to clean inside. The home's front door is a round hole, big enough for a small sparrow to...

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Cerrillos, New Mexico Road Trip

Cerrillos, New Mexico Road Trip

New Mexico, before statehood, was an American territory wrested from Mexico in one of America's many wars. In 1912, we became a state and were lucky to do so.There were plenty of critics, then, as now, who suggested  New Mexico has more in common with Mexico than...

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Strawberry Shortcake Just before movie night

Strawberry Shortcake Just before movie night

Movie night is a Friday night extravaganza. Charlie and Sharon host and we often watch what Hollywood has cooked up to modify our behavior, influence our thinking, stir up emotions, entertain, or put us to sleep. This evening we watch Spenser Tracy in " Bad Day at...

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Roots Building a storage shed

Roots Building a storage shed

The things of man start with an idea. Either you are hungry, uncomfortable, scared, envious, or in love.  Sometimes you are just bored and want to change because you can. Chip and Lori want to live simple and live free.  " It's an experiment, " Chip says,...

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Nowhere, Arizona Not at the end of the dirt road, but almost

Nowhere, Arizona Not at the end of the dirt road, but almost

Nowhere is a place too. Nowhere is often a remote, uninteresting, nondescript place, a place having no prospect of progress or success, obscure, miles from anything or anyone. Nowhere is often a place no one else wants to be, a place that offers no comfort, no wealth,...

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Grand Canyon State Welcomes You Building a shed

Grand Canyon State Welcomes You Building a shed

Henry David Thoreau got tired of his rat race in the 1800's and retreated to Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts to live a simpler life. As a transcendentalist, he believed getting close to nature would get him closer to truth, wisdom, God, and peace. He built...

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Photo’s for Pat new photos with Nikon DSLR

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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