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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

Movie night is a Friday night extravaganza. Charlie and Sharon host. We watch what Hollywood has cooked up to modify our behavior, influence our thinking process, stir up emotions, entertain, inflame, or put us to sleep. Dessert tonight is strawberry shortcake that...

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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 is a place too. Nowhere is most often a remote, uninteresting, nondescript place, a place having no prospect of progress or success, obscure, miles from anything or anyone. Nowhere is 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

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

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. There are lots of filters that can keep a teacher's message from reaching his students gas tank. If Chadd could just run a USB from...

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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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