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Old 02-19-2008, 03:04 PM
 
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Default Ok, I'm heading back :)

I have been hibernating in the midwest for almost 6 years now and I am ready to make my final migration back to the Southwest... I am so really stoked right now that I really can't wait until the countdown hits 0!!! From the beautiful blue skys to the deserted vast spaces I remember, I will be heading back down by the end of March pending on our house closing... I feel a renewed sense of what it will be like to taste green or red, and wonder how long it will take for me to adjust back to the land of enchantment... I will dust off my hiking boots and get them ready for their job, to take me to the brink of indescribable wonders from the Pecos to the Jemez... Meanwhile, in town, I will stroll down Central in search of the unexpected and drop in for some chile stew and a few tortillas at the Frontier... Later in the summer, I will head out of town to enjoy what the Pecos has to offer and try to get myself back up Trailrider wall or head over to Lake Katherine to enjoy the beautiful scenery... I might even head back to the the Jemez area and hang out at the Jemez winery (very underestimated indeed) and taste a few wines before heading out to Los Ojos to taste the quite tasty Los Ojos burger!!! Later that night I will pitch my tent, enjoying the peaceful quite serenity of a state forest while looking out across a canyon, enjoying a serene scene of lights coming to life, the lights of Albuquerque..... Later in the year I will wake up at the break of dawn, not long after the leaves just suddenly fall of the trees one morning, to head out the the balloon park to see the Albuquerque balloon fiesta.... I will keep myself warm, through jackets and green chile stew that morning as I participate and help a crew get their balloon up in the sky... Later, I might take a nap or head to the foothills to hike up the La Luz trail or head over to the other side of the mountain for a little inspiration or try my endurance at mountain biking the skiiing area.... When family comes, I might take them to Santa Fe through Madrid and visit a gallery or two (Diane Moon is one of my favorites in Santa Fe). As winter sets in for 2008, I will reflect on all that I've done and not regret one ounce of effort it took for me and my family to get here and get established for good.... Not one bit... Point is, is that NM is a wonderful place to be to explore and live and don't ever let anyone tell you if isn't!!!! I love this wonderful state!!! Hope to be there soon....
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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HOLY COW, yemtig! Your post is contagious .... it is making me SOOOOO anxious for my own move, which is still several months away and just cannot come soon enough!
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Bosque Farms
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We are ready to welcome you two back to the Zia. But just don't bring anyone else. lol.
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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I have to bring my husband.

And two dogs.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Welcome Back!!!!!

Towanda, simply Welcome!!!!!
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:04 PM
 
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Wow -- I read your post and got tears in my eyes -- I too am heading to ABQ but probably can't get there until 2009..... I wish it was A LOT earlier after reading your post!
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Voorhees, NJ
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Me too! I wanna pack up and leave tomorrow!....But sadly, I can't...yet!
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Chihuahuan Desert
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I don't get it. Pardon my grammar, but why do people 'dis this place so much? I was surfing the net and discovered all kind of neat things to do here.

The Jazz Band performances at UNM sound nifty, the ABQ Symphony Pops Schedule is awesome (and I'm not THAT into the symphony), can't wait for the symphony under the stars performances, the pictures from the zoo make me want to visit when it warms up a tad, the variety in dining is almost equal to Dallas (as much variety, maybe not as many choices within a style), there are some top ranked concerts coming this summer (country, anyway), and the Isotope admission fares are dirt cheap. And this was only after about 15 minutes of surfing. Oh, and I forgot the bike trails!
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Many Albuquerqueans don't know how good they have it.

Many Albuquerqueans think they have it better than they really do.

ABQConvict
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I don't get it. Pardon my grammar, but why do people 'dis this place so much? I was surfing the net and discovered all kind of neat things to do here.

The Jazz Band performances at UNM sound nifty, the ABQ Symphony Pops Schedule is awesome (and I'm not THAT into the symphony), can't wait for the symphony under the stars performances, the pictures from the zoo make me want to visit when it warms up a tad, the variety in dining is almost equal to Dallas (as much variety, maybe not as many choices within a style), there are some top ranked concerts coming this summer (country, anyway), and the Isotope admission fares are dirt cheap. And this was only after about 15 minutes of surfing. Oh, and I forgot the bike trails!
True, but so many people aren't as adventurous as you. Trust me, my wife and I find so many things to do in this city. GREAT POST!
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