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Old 11-16-2008, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Sunny Arizona
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I love the info! Thanks so much sjbasin.

I'm all for genuine as well, I really don't know anything about Durango, but this is not the first time I've heard that about the place. I don't much care for the social hoops tied to "wannabe trendy yuppie Hummer types". I could really care less what the Jone's are up to...unless it's inviting me over to BBQ. That would be fine.
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:37 AM
 
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I love the info! Thanks so much sjbasin.

I'm all for genuine as well, I really don't know anything about Durango, but this is not the first time I've heard that about the place. I don't much care for the social hoops tied to "wannabe trendy yuppie Hummer types". I could really care less what the Jone's are up to...unless it's inviting me over to BBQ. That would be fine.
I live in Durango. I drive a Kia. From 1999.

There are about 15,000 people that live in Durango, most of whom are lower middle class working stiffs, just like anywhere else. We get a lot of tourists, but that's mostly because it's beautiful here... which is why most of us live here. Oh, and the food scene is great.
I don't know any of these "social hoops" folks 20yrsinbranson is talking about. Everyone I know either works retail, works for the city, works at restaurants, are trying to start their own businesses and laughing at themselves for trying to do it now, they work for carpet installers, the Harley shop, a few have decent jobs with consulting firms, a few work for non-profits...
We all love that pretty much anyone seen wearing a tie is obviously visiting.

We all like being in the mountains or on the rivers, or lost in a canyon somewhere...

The Hummer people don't really live here, they just come to visit. I see more Hummers with NM license plates than anywhere else, by the way.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I live in Durango. I drive a Kia. From 1999.

There are about 15,000 people that live in Durango, most of whom are lower middle class working stiffs, just like anywhere else. We get a lot of tourists, but that's mostly because it's beautiful here... which is why most of us live here. Oh, and the food scene is great.
I don't know any of these "social hoops" folks 20yrsinbranson is talking about. Everyone I know either works retail, works for the city, works at restaurants, are trying to start their own businesses and laughing at themselves for trying to do it now, they work for carpet installers, the Harley shop, a few have decent jobs with consulting firms, a few work for non-profits...
We all love that pretty much anyone seen wearing a tie is obviously visiting.

We all like being in the mountains or on the rivers, or lost in a canyon somewhere...

The Hummer people don't really live here, they just come to visit. I see more Hummers with NM license plates than anywhere else, by the way.
I agree that there are lots of schlubs around doing the work that the upscale folks don't want to do. LOL But I worked in retail and there is certainly a HUGE amount of CLASS DISTINCTION between the haves and the have nots. It is very much THEM and "US" and people will openly look down your nose at you if you do NOT wear the right kind of hiking boots or drive the right kind of car (Land Rovers are big too) or live in the right kind of house (big, expensive, or historical, as the case may be).

Perhaps because you were in a different social environment you were not aware of this. Many people are not because they live their lives in their own little world with friends, outdoor activities, etc. and don't have much reason to cross class lines. But where I worked catered to the upscale former California Durango population and their attitudes (towards Native Americans, in particular) was very distasteful to me. I suppose there are idiots like that everywhere, but it just seemed to me that there was a preponderance of them there.

As for the great outdoors, I guess it is a good place for it because that seems to be all anybody talks or cares about. Personally, I am not an outdoor person so I was totally bored out of my mind most of the time. They even got rid of the only bowling alley in town and since the no-smoking ban has gone into effect (again California influences), even the bars are boring LOL. I am not a smoker myself, but I believe in smoker's rights.

Anyway, it's just not a town that I liked being in. Sorry. Farmington, Cortez, Ignacio - they are all heads and shoulders above it in every aspect. At least Ignacio has a pretty good casino to have some fun at once in a while (and probably a bowling alley too).

20yrsinBranson
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:31 PM
 
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I agree that there are lots of schlubs around doing the work that the upscale folks don't want to do. LOL But I worked in retail and there is certainly a HUGE amount of CLASS DISTINCTION between the haves and the have nots. It is very much THEM and "US" and people will openly look down your nose at you if you do NOT wear the right kind of hiking boots or drive the right kind of car (Land Rovers are big too) or live in the right kind of house (big, expensive, or historical, as the case may be).
Silly, really, to suggest that this isn't the case everywhere in the world, this whole class distinction thing.

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Perhaps because you were in a different social environment you were not aware of this. Many people are not because they live their lives in their own little world with friends, outdoor activities, etc. and don't have much reason to cross class lines. But where I worked catered to the upscale former California Durango population and their attitudes (towards Native Americans, in particular) was very distasteful to me. I suppose there are idiots like that everywhere, but it just seemed to me that there was a preponderance of them there.
present tense... I live in Durango now. I work retail, and haven't noticed this really at all, except with tourists.

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As for the great outdoors, I guess it is a good place for it because that seems to be all anybody talks or cares about. Personally, I am not an outdoor person so I was totally bored out of my mind most of the time. They even got rid of the only bowling alley in town and since the no-smoking ban has gone into effect (again California influences), even the bars are boring LOL. I am not a smoker myself, but I believe in smoker's rights.
What exactly can you do inside in Farmington or Cortez that can't do inside in Durango? Besides bowl, of course.

I'm a firm believer in non-smokers rights, myself. Maybe the influence isn't Californian, but all these pesky healthy outdoors places makin' people wanna be all healthy and stuff.

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Anyway, it's just not a town that I liked being in. Sorry. Farmington, Cortez, Ignacio - they are all heads and shoulders above it in every aspect. At least Ignacio has a pretty good casino to have some fun at once in a while (and probably a bowling alley too).
20yrsinBranson
You might be the exact polar opposite of me in every possible facet. Interesting.
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:14 PM
 
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Hi, given that some people on this Forum commented that the people in Farmington aren't as social perhaps with everyone else in Farmington, if I relocated out there will I be able to find me a wife, being that I am shy? I'd settle for just a good girl friend. Are the Indian race standoffish or sociable? Thanks ahead of time for your comments.
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Old 11-22-2008, 11:33 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Hi, given that some people on this Forum commented that the people in Farmington aren't as social perhaps with everyone else in Farmington, if I relocated out there will I be able to find me a wife, being that I am shy? I'd settle for just a good girl friend. Are the Indian race standoffish or sociable? Thanks ahead of time for your comments.

I found lots of girls when I was in Farmington, I had no problem getting a date but I have one of those personalities that girls like so Im not too sure what to tell you, but you should be alright.

The Native Americans are kinda standoffish and usually stick to their own kind and the same goes for the other races there, I had never seen that before untill I moved to Farmington.

I mostly made friends with people from out of state and I had a couple friends from all races, I guess you got to be accepting and they just gotta get to know you.
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:00 AM
 
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i've been reading your posts...have you moved yet? i'm to relocate to farm. as well and am worried about what i've read ...i'm a single mom of little twins girls ...if you can let me know how it goes for you, i would really appreciate it....thanks in advance....
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:03 AM
 
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Default mina....

hi mina...pls let me know how your relo goes...i'm due to move this summer and as a single mom of little twin girls, i'm a little nervous after all i've read....thanks...
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Sunny Arizona
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hi mina...pls let me know how your relo goes...i'm due to move this summer and as a single mom of little twin girls, i'm a little nervous after all i've read....thanks...

I bae3333- nice to meet you. I'll send you a private post.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:16 PM
 
Location: AL
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Default Farmington

I was just wondering if the Farmington and surrounding area was quiet and crime free?
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