New place in New Mexico...

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by John E, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. John E

    John E Long timer

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    We closed on 54 acre lot near Cerrillos last week. Our 2-3 year plan is to sell our place here and then build a house there to move to.

    We'll be making regular trips to start developing the property as we get ready to build.

    Plenty of land to pitch a tent for anyone riding in the area. That's doable now, just let me know.

    Really looking forward to the process.

    Onward...
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  2. cidi

    cidi cidi

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    Congrats! Enjoy the journey in developing and building.
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  3. gbmaz

    gbmaz Power Newb

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    Welcome to the Land of Entrapment. Once you get here it can be hard to leave.

    I live in the other LA.
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  4. CaptRick

    CaptRick Still crazy.....

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    Change is a coming.....
    Your going to love it! Spent the last 10 years living in Santa Fe but just moved to the Grand Canyon for a new job.
    Juts dont forget NM runs at a different pace than LA, manana does not mean tomorrow it means perhaps in the not to distance future.....
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  5. John E

    John E Long timer

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    I'm reminded of a story.

    An Arab diplomat and a Latin American diplomat are discussing their different cultures. The Arab diplomat says "we have a saying in my country, " inshallah... or god willing" that we use when we want to put something or someone off for a bit. The Latin American diplomat replies, "ah yes, we have a similar expression in my country "mañana" but it doesn't convey the same sense of urgency...
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  6. Gillus

    Gillus High Desert Rat

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    after I semi+ retired to NM my motto became why should I do it today, I won't have anything to do tomorrow.
    cold here today tho, 39 :vardy for a high.
    :ksteve
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  7. OrangeDreamCycler

    OrangeDreamCycler ...explorer of options.....

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    New Mexico is so two-weeks behind schedule
    and then it's still a, Maybe.
    Don't expect a whole lot and you will be impressed.
    Expect a lot and prepare for dis-enchantment.
    New Mexico is pretty Kool but you gotta look for it.
    Born and raised here. Left, careered out, returned, and love every minute
    Spent in it. Viva la Felicidad.
    ODC.
    This is my daily view.
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  8. steveson

    steveson Adventurer

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    Hey, I've lived in the "hinterlands" of Cerrillos for the past 18 years. Not around here much as all the motos are now non-functional. If you need any info on local characters or "customs" drop me a line. Sometimes it get weird out here.
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  9. _CJ

    _CJ Retrogrouch

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    Nice location! I'd love to hear how it goes, as it goes.


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  10. Mecano

    Mecano Been here awhile

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    "Why do today what you can do tomorrow, you may not have to do it after all"
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  11. Gillus

    Gillus High Desert Rat

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    They invented texting for NM so you don't have to expend effort answering the phone when it rings.
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  12. Colorado970

    Colorado970 Long timer

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    That's a nice area. Keep us posted on the move and the NM things that go on.
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  13. John E

    John E Long timer

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    Our first projects will be getting a real gate and some new fencing installed and a better driveway dug/flattened.

    Need to install a culvert to redirect the rain along the side of our road as well.

    Hoping to get those started in early March.

    Also putting our list together of what the current house needs to increase its curb appeal.
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  14. OrangeDreamCycler

    OrangeDreamCycler ...explorer of options.....

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    Speaking of Gates.
    I just put the finishing touches on
    this one. Took me about 30 hrs.
    To deal with. Worth it to me.
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  15. Dicey33

    Dicey33 Adventurer

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    Sometimes? It's weird more often than not. All part of its charm! :D I think a cool thing about NM is how genuine people are - they're probably weird, eccentric, possibly crazy, but totally genuine. Hell of a state for moto riding though! Welcome to the land of entrapment.
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  16. MurphCO

    MurphCO Been here awhile

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    NM State Troopers are 100% unforgiving and are super good at hide n seek
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  17. Gillus

    Gillus High Desert Rat

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    Maybe not weird but just Enchanted...........
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  18. Hair

    Hair Talking Head

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    That is exactly what we say about your Troopers.
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  19. MurphCO

    MurphCO Been here awhile

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    Well here in Colorful Colorado we don't take well to those things you guys call license plates...hahaha

    actually that whole southern Colorado / northern NM area is no mans land when it comes to LEO having any sympathy
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  20. Gillus

    Gillus High Desert Rat

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    Oh Yea?? How do the folks in WYO feel about the "greenie" plates. In a former life as a CO resident we experienced the WYO folks stealing CO plates and tossing them in the outhouse at Glendo.
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