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Old 05-28-2008, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Angeles City, Philippines
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Believe me as one who is talking from experience, the time really does go quickly and the time for your move will be here before you know it!
You know, I believe you, but, I still am so excited. I believe I need to create a 'Short Timers Calendar' (mark off each day).

If all or even a good share of the population is anything like those that post on this forum, I'm going to enjoy ABQ more than I ever imagined. In short my hat is off to each and everyone one for being REAL PEOPLE.

Your friend in the Philippines,

MACS (Ret)
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:19 PM
 
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Well....I bit the bullet and bought a house in ABQ over the weekend -- finally sold my California home.

I love the Nob Hill area -- the eclectic mix of stores on Central Avenue and that beautiful road, Ridgecrest, that runs along the top -- with all those small parks dotting the neighborhood. Will be moving out there the end of this month.

Will keep you posted as to all my finds and discoveries. In the meantime, I've made a note of all the great restaurants everyone has talked about.

I ate at the Standard on Central the last night I was there and was very impressed with the food.
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Congrats! Agape51. Welcome to the Land of Enchantment.
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Agape51 - Wonderful news!

Welcome!!!
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Agape51, I think you are going to like it here. Welcome to the neighborhood. If you are in the area you described, check out Hyder Park just a couple blocks west of Ridgecrest. One of the nicest in town.

ABQConvict
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Agape51, congratulations! That is a beautiful neighborhood.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Default Immho........

I have been reading all different threads on this site. There where many negative opinions, but enough positives that I decided to fly out there two weeks ago and I have to say that: I LOVE ABQ!

There were some crazy things like: practically every major intersection is totally different. Sometimes there were two left turn lanes OR a divided left turn lane (Not good if you don't know what street you are driving up to.)
The street lights did not come on until it was practically dark.
Again, not good if you don't know.....

Little bitty traffic circles and traffic signs sating to BEAR right!

Then, my Mom and noticed that the only Drug Stores around were Walgreen's. No CVS, Rite Aid.....

I will admit that I most of the time justifiably got honked at
(Damn Tourists!), but at times it unnerved me and was unjust.

But, even when it was in the 90's, we both could handle the heat
(very low humidity!).
Yeah, it was windy at times, but with the heat, it was a blessing also.

Then, I had read how mean, and Spanish speaking everyone was.
Minus the "Honkers", everyone I talked to were nice and spoke English,
There was even a guy in a truck at a light who saw me pull out a map, he said, "Need any help with directions? I said no, I was just driving around and seeing the sites. He laughed and said "Have a good one!

Then there are the Sandias.....what a treat it was to get up every morning, all day long and at sunset to see those beautiful mountains!
If I got lost, I just looked for the mountains and knew where I was............and where I was going to be moving to soon.
I just have to downsize, pack and I AM COMING!!!!

ABQ may not be perfect but I think I will fit in fine and love it!!!!
!!!!!!!
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Angeles City, Philippines
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Great post. Made me wish were were there NOW. I like the positive attitude.

Wish you the best in your move. Keep us posted on the things you are enjoying and some that you might not fine to your standards.

jOE
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:42 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Not to exhaust the topic of restaurants further, but I didn't see anyone mention Cafe DuJour. It's really small, but the menu changes frequently and it seems to be a one-man show. I love coming to this place. Is "haute cuisine" a real phrase? I don't want to sound pretentious, but the ingredients are often not your ordinary diner grub.
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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pjkatz, what a spectacular post. It was completley unbiased and objective...I gave you some well deserved rep points.
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