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Exploring New Mexico: What Makes Me Happy in New Mexico Part One

Over the last six years, my wife and I have hit the road with a vengeance in New Mexico.  Even so, we have a lot more to see for the first time and plenty of places we need to revisit.  I don't think we're going to run out of road trips in New Mexico in our lifetime.

One of the best things…


Added by Doug R on February 4, 2015 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Redfin Extends To Albuquerque

I found this during my weekly review of technology news for my career.

Seattle-based online real estate brokerage Redfin is continuing its drumbeat of market expansions, saying today that its newest market is Albuquerque, New Mexico. Redfin said its will serve the greater Albuquerque area, including Rio Rancho, the East Mountains, Corrales and Placitas. Redfin kicked off a big expansion push with a big, $70.9M funding in…


Added by Doug R on February 3, 2015 at 4:29pm — No Comments

The Kitten That Rescued Us

My wife had just finished swimming at our community’s pool and was walking over to her car.  She heard some commotion and looked up to see an adult cat chasing another cat.  The cat being chased dropped something from its mouth and sped away with the other cat in hot pursuit.  My wife went over to look…


Added by Doug R on February 1, 2015 at 2:04pm — 4 Comments

I'm Back....

I'm back after being gone for almost four years.

  • No, I wasn't recently released on parole.
  • No, I did not join the French Foreign Legion.
  • No, I wasn't abducted by aliens,

I moved to Belen.  Right after that move I got my High Tech career…


Added by Doug R on January 28, 2015 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Going Home

My wife was cleaning out some boxes and found an old Carrizozo Newspaper from 1972. In it was a photo of her Grandparents in front of their home back in 1919. My wife posted this on her Facebook page but, I wanted to share it with you along with her comments below and this video that I did a while back called Going Home.

"This is my Grandmother, Grandfather & uncles. The caption says the baby was my mom,…


Added by Doug R on January 27, 2015 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Aren't You Glad You're in New Mexico?

At the time of this posting, it's 43 degrees outside my window down here in Belen with 64% humidity and it's overcast. 

One of my co-worker's lives and work out of his home office in Providence RI.  This is a shot of his front yard this morning.  And they're expecting 8 to 10 more inches of snow in a day or two.…


Added by Doug R on January 27, 2015 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

A Landmark on I-25 South of Town is Coming Down as I type....

If you've ever headed south on I-25 from ABQ, you may have seen it.  At the second exit for Belen, there is......or was......a large water tank on the west side of the highway with a huge Belen High School Eagle painted on it.  

Well, it's coming down today. Supposedly it was built in 1952.  It hasn't been…


Added by Doug R on January 22, 2015 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

The Sandias This Morning......

....from over 40 miles away in Belen.  Photo taken by my wife over our north wall off Camino Del Llano.

Added by Doug R on January 22, 2015 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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