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Old 04-04-2009, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Helena,MT
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Dear world traveler, when's the last time you've been back to your beloved New Mexico? They have a lot worse drug problem then Montana. New Mexico has always been the butt of jokes about that since the '80's. If your a world traveler you know this. Personally, I got tired of site seeing Father Keno Missions and busting pinatas. The 'barrio' mexican food has been replaced by corporate mexican resteaurants. Have you read any of my comments about the southwest on these blogs? I was just in Albuquerque and Santa Fe last year. All the new housing has been replaced with generic construction. The same home built in Kansas City is built in New Mexico. Border patrol road blocks are everywhere now, not just on I-10. It still has the lowest wages in the southwest, like it always did. The culture is being replaced by outsiders moving in. Albuquerque is a police state in the evening. DUI roadblocks/border patrol agents. The culture there is being slowly squeezed just like in Arizona. I agree with you about unfriendly cities except I would add New Orleans during Mardi Gras to the list.

Ive been to New Orleans lots of times, It was one of my examples for having super friendly people. Mardi Gras must have been the mash of all the tourist in one small area....That is usually a very very friendly city.
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Helena,MT
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Oh and I dont love New Mexico especially, I'm not putting it up on a pedestal or anything.....but the people are nicer there. Hard to live without red and green chile too...not much in the way of mexican food in Montana ) Gringo mexican food we call it.
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Helena,MT
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what exactly is a troll....i dont live under a bridge
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:27 AM
 
Location: NW Montana
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Not to worry, just make sure the slime is off your feet when you come over to the porch. Coffee?
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:50 AM
 
Location: western montana
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I guess I should have mentioned that we raised 5 kids in Montana and Wyoming. NONE of them did drugs or had problems that required police involvement. NONE of them were particularly bored, they had lots of activities to keep them busy. NONE of them had video games (other than "Pong" and "Pacman" on a Commodore 64, and an Atari). There was only ONE computer in the house, and the kids were rarely allowed to use it. they didn't have cell phones.
Yeah, we know what it is like raising kids in the Flathead Valley, northern Wyoming, and Great Falls. Been there, did that, and I think we succeeded quite well.
Parents like you should get a medal or trophy from the governor for help keeping your kids off drugs. Congrats. are in order. I still have the original Pong game from Atairi back at my parents house in the basement. Still ain't worth much, though.
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:04 AM
 
Location: western montana
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Oh and I dont love New Mexico especially, I'm not putting it up on a pedestal or anything.....but the people are nicer there. Hard to live without red and green chile too...not much in the way of mexican food in Montana ) Gringo mexican food we call it.
I still have a soft spot for Spanish women, I almost married one. A lot of people don't know there's still a lot of pure breeds down there in that Latino mix. Their the ones with the thiner nose. Santa Fe was a wonderful place back in the '80's. What a romantic place! It's all gone now, the way it was, too many problems in the southwest today.
I still have some great recipies for salsa that would make Montana weep. They don't know what great salsa is up here. Cilantro! Cilantro!

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Old 04-04-2009, 10:11 AM
 
Location: western montana
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Ive been to New Orleans lots of times, It was one of my examples for having super friendly people. Mardi Gras must have been the mash of all the tourist in one small area....That is usually a very very friendly city.
I got hasseled by a few pick-pocket types.The last Mardi Gras before Katrina. I'm sure your right about the town otherwise.

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Old 04-22-2009, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Wow, Lots of comments on this subject. Haven't moved there yet and already see that some of your newer residents,"Charreneent", have brought that chip on their shoulder with them when they moved here. You know , it might not be the people they met that have the bad attitude but it just might be the attitude that they brought with them. "CHILL OUT" and enjoy life, your in God's Country now and I'm going to get there as soon as I can.
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:05 PM
 
Location: West Yellowstone
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1. Wolves 2. Wind 3. pavement
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Old 04-25-2009, 05:18 AM
 
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A couple Montana stories:

I was 20, driving into Helena for a new Montana Conservation Corp job coming from Eastern Montana. As I was entering town I ran out of gas at 2 am. After 2 minutes a guy picked me up and offered his couch..Kinda cool

Montana is not a place to live if one needs entertained!

1. 200 miles is "down the road"

2. Missing deer

3. Driving in blizzards.

4. Getting 'stuck'.

5. Not too many people my age. (20-30)

7. excessive natives
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