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Casa Armijo 1st house in Albuquerque

Casa Armijo 1st house in Albuquerque

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

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The Gang’s All Here McDonald's

The Gang’s All Here McDonald's

Five o' clock a.m. comes early and us boys head to the McDonalds at Lomas and Juan Tabo in Albuquerque most every morning of the week. Some of us read the newspaper, others do crosswords, some eat, most drink coffee, most tell jokes that are occasionally funny, and I...

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Home Sweet Home Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home Home Sweet Home

  Home bases take different looks. They can be hotel rooms, bungalows, RV's, tents, apartments, houses, townhouses.They can be overlooking the Atlantic in Uruguay, lost in the Andes, on Caribbean shores with palms and yachts, standing on stilts in a Louisiana...

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Wind Sock Boogie – Video Coffee and doughnuts are ready

Wind Sock Boogie – Video Coffee and doughnuts are ready

This wind sock, inflated early this morning, has flailing arms and an ambiguous smile on its face. Creede hasn't awoken yet, but June, the lady who lives in her parked Tiny House and sells food from her trailer cafe, is cooking already, at eight in the morning. ...

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Cano’s Castle Antonito, Colorado

Cano’s Castle Antonito, Colorado

Leaving Antonito, Colorado, it is not hard to see the two gleaming towers off to the east, the sun glistening off silver spires made out of hub caps, flattened beer cans, wire, window casements and whatever other metal comes into the hands of it's builder. You drive a...

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Snail and Tortoise sticking your head out

Snail and Tortoise sticking your head out

Back in yesteryear, a school assignment, in English, was to compare and contrast apples and oranges. The assignment was dropped on us to develop critical thinking, stimulate observation, and bring order to our primitive minds. The assignment proved that apples are not...

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Scott’s Pad A cold shower whenever I want it

Scott’s Pad A cold shower whenever I want it

Next to Ms. Sue's is a house with an upstairs and a downstairs. Upstairs is rented to two east Indian scientists who run the Christianville lab on infectious diseases. Downstairs is a small two bedroom apartment, furnished, for guests at Christianville. Being a solo...

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Old/New Buildings in Marinduque

Old/New Buildings in Marinduque

Buildings on Marinduque run the gamut from simple to complex. They can be as small as this tiny wood frame square box with a thatched roof, unscreened windows, padlocked front door, built off the ground, no air conditioning ,no electric, no plumbing. They can also be...

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Mayan Outpost with Iquanas Tulum Ruins

Mayan Outpost with Iquanas Tulum Ruins

The location of this old Mayan city was well chosen. It is a place Mayan elite lived for the best part of the year,entertained visitors, enjoyed food and drink on porches as their sun sank into the Caribbean sea. There were simple platforms built on the grounds upon...

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Street scenes Rincon RV Resort early morning

Street scenes Rincon RV Resort early morning

It is nine in the morning and I see some walkers, a few bicycles, a golf cart, an older lady buttoned up in her custom get about on the Rincon RV Park streets. The speed limit is 10 miles per hour and a familiar saying is posted everywhere - " Remember, only you can...

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Colonial Homes Granada Old and New

Colonial Homes Granada Old and New

The Historical District is deceptive. You walk narrow streets and narrow sidewalks. You meet massive walls and sturdy doors, wrought iron, steel gates. When you peek through cracked doors, or open windows, you see glimpses of cozy interiors, plants, fountains,...

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Tortuga Alert by the pool for Joan

Tortuga Alert by the pool for Joan

There are exotic birds in the pool area, some in cages, some free in the banana trees. Two of the caged birds are varieties of parrot and several others are parakeets. They are brought out by staff in mid morning and climb obstacles in their cages, hang upside down on...

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