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Albuquerque Makes Outside Magazine's America's Best Cities List

I've been wondering when Albuquerque was going to crack Outside Magazine's annual list of best places to live. No more wondering! Albuquerque's number six on their list in their most recent issue! Totally concur with the write up w/r/t the great outdoor opportunities in and around ABQ. And the outdoor scene is just one facet of what makes the city great.

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Added by Carol on August 8, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

A City With Domes

Although summer is nearly on us, these are from the equally compelling opposite season. I couldn't help but reflect that a city with domes is a civilized place. I love the domes in Albuquerque. These particular ones are well suited to groove here. They allude to the big grand domes of Europe and Antiquity (which makes sense for museums), but are also modern, and the right scale for the surroundings. Subtle, and earthy with pretty blue details for the… Continue

Added by Carol on June 9, 2009 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

Summer Morning Weather

Here mists still banner the hillsides on rainy mornings. The old oriental paintings do not exagerate that effect. But there I imagine mornings are dry and cool. Calm or turbulent? I'm not sure. And I'm a weather junky, so this is an item of curiosity for me. Fuel stops on cross countries via Albuquerque and Santa Fe - filling both aircraft and human vital necessity at the half way mark - always happened past the sun's white noon zenith. Looking… Continue

Added by Carol on June 8, 2009 at 5:37am — No Comments

Home For The Holidays

So it's kind of strange. I am getting set to buy my plane tickets to "go home" for Christmas - Narita - LAX - ABQ. I have thought of myself as a San Diegan for a long time, since that's where I grew up, but I have not lived in California since I took off for the Academy at 18. California is still my "home of record" in military parlance, since my parents are still there. But they are looking to shift to New Mexico at some point, too. Soon, I hope. I… Continue

Added by Carol on November 24, 2008 at 4:30am — No Comments

Chiles - Smokin' Good Times

I am supposed to be doing dishes and sifting paperwork right now, but I could not stop myself. I had to take a few minutes to sing the praises of chile peppers. Dang, they're good. I just ate some flank steak coated in sweet and smoky dark red chile powder from the Fruit Basket… Continue

Added by Carol on August 27, 2008 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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