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Albuquerque, NM

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by laketex, Jan 3, 2002.

  1. laketex

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    Anyone live here or around here? We're thinking of moving to Alb after graduation. Any bad things I should know about besides the fact that I have to look it up every time i want to spell it? The way I look at it, you've got an hour to sante fe/taos area for snowboarding....3 hours to farmington for rockcrawling nats....10 hours to Tahoe....4 hours to Durango....6 hours to Denver....4 hours to family in clovis or hobbs....3.5 hours to family in Silver City...low cost of living...big enough to have good jobs. What am I missing???

    Anyone care to tell me why not New Mexico.



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    In El paso (bout 4-5 hrs from albu) i drive through bout 1 or 2 times a year, and have friends there, I didnt much care for the big town w/ little town complex. ie. ther is nothing to do. but i got over that the older I got. the position is something to think about (las cruses is 4 hrs away also). and if there jobs are there i would go for it. If you like mountain scenery go for it. i guess you can say that if you can get the job you want, like how "close" all the trails and skiing places are, like the scenery and don't mind doing nothing while you are "in albu then id go for it.

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  3. laketex

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    Well there have got to be clubs, bars, and good places to eat with good music right? Cause it's a big college town...

    Then you've got awesome backpacking, four wheeling, hiking, pheasant hunting nearby, trout fishing, snowboarding, ect. Why do you say there's a lack of stuff to do?

    No nightlife? I'd think there would be some. Elaborate dude, you're killin me here. LOL

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    When there is wheeling just off the interstate right outside of town, you know it's semi cool. Me personally, I wouldn't want to live there, but let's see, it's a college town, Desert Rat Off-Road has a shop there and I've heard it has a large lesbian population.

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    why not BR?


    ummmmmm....lesbians....ummmmmm....

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  6. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    I've never really liked Albuquerque. Remember, there is also an Air Force base there. I'd rather move up towards Santa Fe/Taos area. I'd rather be out in the country and the mountains a little more.

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    oh yeah, me too, but is there any decent industry in those mostly resort towns?

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  8. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    I'm sure Santa Fe is a good place for a job, maybe Taos somewhat. Me personally, I hope to one day take my CA LEO experience back there and turn it into a job.

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    Any bad things I should know about besides the fact that I have to look it up every time i want to spell it?

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    LOL!
    Heck, I'd just spell it wrong!

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    You better take take two big sacks of money if you're goin' anywhere near Santa Fe or Taos!!!
    Al-b-q. (see how much easier that is) should be a great place for you guys......then I can come vist!(since I never see yall here anyway!!
    Heck you can even ski/'board right there at Sandia Peak.....not the greatest but damn close...as in near....[​IMG]...you know what I mean....
    How's the project comin' anyway? Don't answer here 'cause that would be "redirecting the thread".....[​IMG].....I'll see ya live and in person!

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    Another reason to move there: You would be approx. 10 hours away from me. [​IMG]

    Simply go to Durango and shoot back east to Pagosa Springs, Wahlsenburg, to Kansas border, Syracuse, Garden City, Great Bend, and then Ellsworth.

    Very easy directions. Just a long drive though. [​IMG] [​IMG]



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    Wes,
    Why would anyone want to drive through Kansas? I've done it a couple of times and each time I got to thinking how suicide would be the way to end the misery. [​IMG]

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    Yep and on the flip side, you'd be 10 hours from me!!! You could go skiing!

    I forgot about the cost of living expense of sante fe...that stops that argument right quick. It's almost double that of ALB-Q

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    BRB, that's no crap!! I wonder how we manage to live here in Kans-ASS, too!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Believe me when I say that driving anywhere on the western part of Kansas is the most BORING drive, ANYWHERE!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] You fall asleep very easily and when you get to your destination point, you wonder how the hell you got there while you were sleeping!! [​IMG] [​IMG]



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  15. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    I've got a brother-in-law on the western side. We were talking elk hunting and I asked him where he got his. The darn elk came out of the mountains of CO onto his family's land, which extends into eastern CO.

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    Well, where to start...........I lived there for 16 years. The city isn't too bad, typical big city- Gangs, Drugs, Shootings, Theft etc etc. I hope that doesn't let you down too much, but that's why I moved. Yes, if I could get a decent job in some place like Tres Piedras, Questa, or Pecos, I'd be back in a heartbeat. Overall NM is a great state to live in, if you don't live in a big city like ABQ. The trout fishing is the best, the four wheeling is decent, and overall the people are very cool....

    My .02......

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    what part did you live in? We'd live a little out of the city and commute more than likely. Rio Rancho maybe or edgewood. Since you've lived there, where would you live for good peace of mind on the right side of town?I live 40 miles from dallas now, and I can handle the crime crap if they keep it down there and I only go to visit!!!

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    I lived in the NE heights. My preference would be Edgewood or Moriarty, No doubt, but I don't like commuting, so I stayed in town. Rio Raunchie is getting as bad as ABQ[​IMG]. At least on the east side of the mountain, it's pretty rural, and you can guarantee most folks have some sort of sense of respect.

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    Friggin Moriarty is busting at the seams. Remember when there was almost nothing out there.

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    Any of ya'll hear Weird Al's song Albuquerque? Great song.

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