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  1. djnagle

    djnagle Lunatic Member

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    S.E. Michigan = 180 days of sunshine.

    Albuquerque = 320 days of sunshine.

    We eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the patio 6 out of 7 days.

    I don't have a "listening" room like I did in the past but I have ear buds everywhere.
     
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  2. rmeade

    rmeade Super Member

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    Albuquerque is a special place. Most who live there are so proud of their city. I was visiting on business 20 years ago. I don't travel well so I found myself awake at 4 or 5 AM. I decided to go for a walk, and walk I did for a couple of hours. When I returned to my room and the view (6th or 7th story) from the window (as I opened the door) was 30 to 50 balloons. Apparently this was festival day. The multicolored balloons against the blue sky was a sight to behold, for me.

    I went hiking in Bandiolier a few years ago with my adult son and we ventured into the wilderness for what ended up to be a 17 mile, spectacular hike. This included native ruins, the Rio Grande, plateaus, valleys. It is hard to describe the beauty.

    Finally, I recently read a new academic book on the impact of Spanish Colonial era slavery , which devastated New Mexico. Great beauty as will as great pain. PM me and I will send the book to you.
     
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  3. blhagstrom

    blhagstrom Mad Scientist, fixer. Subscriber

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    Seattle 5 days of sunshine.
    Just enough to toast the vampires.
     
  4. olson_jr

    olson_jr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Sunshine is overrated.
     
  5. KeninDC

    KeninDC Speedfreak Jive Subscriber

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    The sunshine bores the daylights outta me...
     
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  7. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    Well, you can have your 2 seasons. I prefer 4 myself.
     
  8. Punker X

    Punker X Moderator Moderator Subscriber

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    180 days of Sun... does a two minute appearance of the sun count as a sunny day? We miss you Dennis..
     
  9. DC

    DC "Manhattan Boy" Subscriber

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    Sun? I've heard of this before, but precious little of it around here to be sure of it.
     
  10. WillVT

    WillVT Super Member

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    I have some friends who moved to Los Cerrillos a few years ago, about an hour northeast of Albuquerque . We visited them last year, and really liked the area. I've always lived in New England, so it was about as different a landscape as you can get.
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  11. Wildcat

    Wildcat Audio Sommelier

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    I may be through the area twice this summer.

    One of those (which is already planned) will only be a drive-by, heading from AZ to CO.

    The second trip, we may hop over and spend a day or two in the area, as we'll be in Sedona and Flagstaff AZ. And on the way down (I'm driving, she's flying into PHX), I may stop to see a buddy of mine about 12 miles south of downtown Santa Fe.
     

     

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  12. djnagle

    djnagle Lunatic Member

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    Email me when you come through, we'll get together. djnagle@comcast.net
     
  13. Wildcat

    Wildcat Audio Sommelier

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    Sounds like a plan! I am trying to plan out the October trip, and I'm looking at that last week in September as my days to do some visiting. I'll keep you in the loop!
     
  14. Djcoolray

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    A rocks throw from JBLM !!!!
    I was just down hiway-10 in El Paso and I hate the dreaded dust storms and dirt down your neck, shirt and up your nose and ears. But, it's a nice place when the wind isn't ripping through there....award winning steakhouse called The Cattleman in Julian which was twenty minutes away.
     
  15. Wildcat

    Wildcat Audio Sommelier

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    You could come visit us by the lake. We have fishflies. :D First big hatch was today.
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  16. Djcoolray

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    A rocks throw from JBLM !!!!
    They look like great bait for triple pronged fish hooks for Bass fishing....
     

     

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  17. Imanoldee

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    A bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work.


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  18. djnagle

    djnagle Lunatic Member

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    I'm 1.5 hours away from top 5 fly fishing rivers but nobody around here has ever seen a fish fly.
     
  19. Wildcat

    Wildcat Audio Sommelier

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    Based on our "outbreak" over the past two days, I'll gladly ship you a few thousand, fresh off of Jefferson Ave. ;)
     
  20. djnagle

    djnagle Lunatic Member

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    Thanks for your generous offer but if I never see one again I'll die a happy man. I had a sailboat for years on St. Clare and spent hours cleaning the boat of them each year.
     

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