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Old 07-20-2006, 06:53 AM   #21
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Last minute warning: Last week there were two or three really smelly stretches along 287 and 40. I guess it's time for cattle slaughter or something else that gets them to gather all the cattle in one spot and stink up a few miles of highway.

I'm not sure what's practical to be done about it, but at least you're warned.
That stretch along 287 is ALWAYS smelly. Permanent feed lots - peeeeeeuuuuw!!!

We tend to drive in to NM via I-10 to Fort Stockton, then 285 through Pecos, Carlsbad to hit I-40 at Clines Corners. I think we miss the feed lots on that route. Of course we're starting from Kerrville TX so that route works well for us.

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Re: Tell me about Albuquerque, NM
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Last minute warning: Last week there were two or three really smelly stretches along 287 and 40. I guess it's time for cattle slaughter or something else that gets them to gather all the cattle in one spot and stink up a few miles of highway.
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That stretch along 287 is ALWAYS smelly. Permanent feed lots - peeeeeeuuuuw!!!
BMJ, Audrey. That's just "high plains perfume". Where do you think those 72-ounce steaks and Gucci handbags come from?

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Re: Tell me about Albuquerque, NM

Yeah, I know.

I don't own a Gucci handbag (OK, my car seats are leather), and I try to buy grass fed free ranging beef when I can - not feed lot corn fed. Corn-fed beef is disgusting.

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Well, we're back.* Went to Amarillo, Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taso.* Stayed 2-3 days in each.

Amarillo:* Well, it's a place to stop and rest.* The Palo Duro Canyon is best thing there.* Went to see the outdoor stage play "Texas" and loved it.* Had horses and shootings and fireworks and was well-directed.* Worth the ticket price.* It's been running over 30 years.* We drove right past the Cadillac ranch and the smelly stock yards with hamburger on the hoof.* I’d seen both previously.*

Albuquerque:* Nice.* Still hot though we saw our first rain and lightning in awhile.* We did the hike up to see the Petroglyphs, which is a national monument.* We went to the Balloon museum and park which is cool.* On Oct 6th, there's* an international hot air balloon event in which 800 or so balloons take off (at the same time they said).* It took us about 2 hours to go thru the place.* Old Town is nice, but touristy.* Speaking of ER, I met a 79 year old guy in a book shop who told me he'd retire the day of his funeral.* We rode the Sandia Peak tram, billed as the world's longest passenger tramway and then hiked 3 miles roundtrip at the peak.* Also met a couple of other older gents and one lady, still working, all of whom had a great, positive outlook on life.* We ate at the Dari Thai in Albuquerque and in Taos.* I recommend it.* Also recommend Tito and Mary’s Mexican restaurant on 4th street.* Tito is dead, but 76(?) year old Mary is, you guessed it, still working.* *We drove up to Sandia Peak for a twilight picnic; saw a rattler lying in the road, stopped just as one of a couple of young ladies jogging downhill managed to step on the snake’s tail.* Rattle, rattle.*

Santa Fe is too rich for my taste and a definite tourist trap.* I’ve seen it before.* Lots of artsy places, museums, etc.* BTW:* The Catholic Church seems to own New Mexico.* They’re everywhere.* I can recommend the India House buffet in Santa Fe for eating, although Mexican restaurants are abundant.* On the plaza, the Indians hawk art and jewelry.* Went to the famous Loretto Chappel, http://www.lorettochapel.com/,* with its famous staircase, http://www.lorettochapel.com/stair.html .* Although a tourist trap, it is a functioning church, performing services and weddings.* Another old guy, still working, sold us tickets.* We went to the state capitol, where there are several million dollars of artwork inside the capitol building.*

Taos.* Took the ski lift to Snow Valley (not much there in the summer).* Then went rafting, using Los Rios River Runners (recommended).* Went out to the 650 ft deep Rio Grande Gorge; in fact, the rafting was in the Rio Grande.* Left Taos heading for Cimmaron.* It was 59 degrees when we left and 103 degrees just south of Amarillo.*

I was struck by the liberal attitude of the citizens.* A blue state, par excellence, with utter hatred for GWB.*I saw a car up on Sandia with bumper stickers, like: "Yee Haw, is not a foreign policy." and "Let's not elect him in 2004 either."* *When we left Sante Fe, citizens were demonstrating on the Cerrillos Road, with no war signs, and honk for peace.* I uttered expletive deleted, much to DW’s chagrin.* If I master the skill, I’ll post a coupe of pics.*

Overall, I recommend the State, if just to avoid the Texas Heat.* It is beautiful in the mountains.* I was struck by the apparent reality that people do things outside, like Hawaii.* Texas’ heat keeps people indoors.* Watch out for the trucks on interstate 44.* They drive about 85 mph.* Somebody told us that New Mexico has oil, lots of it.* First I ever heard of that.*
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Eagle43, the October hot air balloon event is actually a week-long festival, with launches every day. Quite impressive.
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Eagle, since there isn't much else to do in "Yellow" Texas, you might drop by the Big Texan Steak Ranch for their free 72-ounce top sirloin steak dinner.* Of course to get it free you have to eat all of it (including a baked potato, salad, dinner roll and shrimp cocktail) in under an hour.* If you don't, the meal is a mere $72.00.

Impossible?* According to their website, 8000 people have done it,* including a 69 year old grandmother and an 11 year old boy.* No information is available on how long they survived after the meal.

Yeah, I ate there a couple of years ago. You have to eat it on stage in front of everybody and I think you have an hour to get it down. Pretty cool place.
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We're in Moab now - having a blast in spite of temps hitting 106 by mid-afternoon.

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Hey, post a pic or 2 of the arches in Moab. Moab's canyons are really pretty.
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I was struck by the liberal attitude of the citizens.* A blue state, par excellence, with utter hatred for GWB.
Some parts of NM are very blue, but overall it's evenly divided. Gore carried it 47.9-47.8 in 2000 and Bush carried it 50.0-48.9 in 2004.
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