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Worked at Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Attended State University of New York System
Lives in Datil, NM
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I don't have to tell you that the heat was hot and the ground was dry, but, the air was full of sound. The sound of an RV air conditioner. Luckily, we've been able to snag electric sites we've needed even last-minute. Ute Lake is a vibrant, busy, big park. There are several non-contiguous areas; ...
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Evie told me about a volcano we could see, but she didn't mention I'd want to throw myself in. The Rim Trail is one mile of Hell interspersed with amazing views. Old people with crutches, rolling oxygen tanks, overtook and passed me. I begged them to just save themselves.
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*Swankie did have 3G with her Verizona jetpack, but the price was that she put it on top of her van and drove away. I don't recommend that kind of Faustian bargain. Evie and Joy had AT&T reception. Cimarron, New Mexico We managed to find 1) a burrito, and 2) a good cup of coffee in Cimarron.
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Taos is the kind of town you can just mosey into, find a parking space, and wander around in. Go ahead and do that. Shops are pricey, but Taos still isn't taking itself as seriously as Santa Fe is. Sit in the cafe of the Hotel LaFonda and watch the crowd.
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We decided to take the train from Chama, NM to Antonito, CO. We checked out the Durango-to-Silverton ride, which also looked good; this one just had more of the loosey-goosey, lucky-ducky atmosphere we wanted. The C&T line is narrow-gauge, meaning the track is three feet across.
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Another place in which we felt very comfortable. We chose Cottonwood campground, below the dam. I especially enjoyed the crazy-tall trees; something tells me they were cottonwoods, but I have no corroborating evidence. Sites are reasonably-spaced. I kayaked on the river! I saw things.
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Ute Lake and Conchas Lake State Parks, New Mexico.
I don't have to tell you that the heat was hot and the ground was dry, but, the air was full of sound. The sound of an RV air conditioner. Luckily, we've been able to snag electric sites we've needed even last-minute. Ute Lake is a vibrant, busy, big park. ...
I don't have to tell you that the heat was hot and the ground was dry, but, the air was full of sound. The sound of an RV air conditioner. Luckily, we've been able to snag electric sites we've needed even last-minute. Ute Lake is a vibrant, busy, big park. There are several non-contiguous areas; ...
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Clayton Lake State Park, Sugarite State Park, Capulin Mountain National Monument
We stayed a few days at Clayton Lake State Park, a small and cozy-feeling park on a small and cozy-feeling lake. Spud, feeling a little put-out. You-know-who Some guy. Evie told me about a volcano we could see, but she didn't mention I'd want to throw mysel...
Evie told me about a volcano we could see, but she didn't mention I'd want to throw myself in. The Rim Trail is one mile of Hell interspersed with amazing views. Old people with crutches, rolling oxygen tanks, overtook and passed me. I begged them to just save themselves.
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Red River, Eagle Nest, and Cimarron, New Mexico.
We spent two nights at an RV park in Questa. There are advantages, but I always feel hemmed in by them. Like I'm being judged. "I'm just here to judge." What ...? Hahahaha! What the what? LOL!! THE HAIR! Hoo boy. Fancy top-knot. Okay, I'm judging a little. ...
*Swankie did have 3G with her Verizona jetpack, but the price was that she put it on top of her van and drove away. I don't recommend that kind of Faustian bargain. Evie and Joy had AT&T reception. Cimarron, New Mexico We managed to find 1) a burrito, and 2) a good cup of coffee in Cimarron.
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Rio Grande Gorge National Monument, and Taos, New Mexico
I leaned on the exact spot where Woody Harrelson leaned. He may have leaned more, and I may have clutched and retched more.                      I didn't get this guy's name. I was already paralyzed with terror at the elevation, so I saw no choice but to ph...
Taos is the kind of town you can just mosey into, find a parking space, and wander around in. Go ahead and do that. Shops are pricey, but Taos still isn't taking itself as seriously as Santa Fe is. Sit in the cafe of the Hotel LaFonda and watch the crowd.
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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railway - New Mexico! Colorado! New Mexico! Colorado! etc.
We decided to take the train from Chama, NM to Antonito, CO. We checked out the Durango-to-Silverton ride, which also looked good; this one just had more of the loosey-goosey, lucky-ducky atmosphere we wanted.  The C&T line is narrow-gauge, meaning the trac...
We decided to take the train from Chama, NM to Antonito, CO. We checked out the Durango-to-Silverton ride, which also looked good; this one just had more of the loosey-goosey, lucky-ducky atmosphere we wanted. The C&T line is narrow-gauge, meaning the track is three feet across.
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Navajo Lake State Park (Navajo Dam, New Mexico)
Another place in which we felt very comfortable. We chose Cottonwood campground, below the dam. I especially enjoyed the crazy-tall trees; something tells me they were cottonwoods, but I have no corroborating evidence. Sites are reasonably-spaced. I kayaked...
Another place in which we felt very comfortable. We chose Cottonwood campground, below the dam. I especially enjoyed the crazy-tall trees; something tells me they were cottonwoods, but I have no corroborating evidence. Sites are reasonably-spaced. I kayaked on the river! I saw things.
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Microbiology, molecular biology
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  • Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    2000 - 2011
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Datil, NM
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Truth or Consequences, NM - Flagstaff, AZ - Tucson, AZ - Trumansburg, NY - Lake City, FL - Jacksonville, FL - North Palm Beach, FL - Fernandina Beach, FL - Portsmouth, OH
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Trying on one place after another in my Prius RV.
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I live out of my 2004 Toyota Prius, "Spud." I've been living in a Fleetwood Bounder for two years, boondocking in Arizona and California with a partner. Now I'm solo. And preparing to explore New Mexico and beyond in my Prius "RV." 
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Le Canard, El Pato, l'anatra buona fortuna
We came through town in an RV and inquired about a used washer that we hoped would fit. We took measurements, but the height was within a centimeter or two, and we weren't sure it would work. We asked if we could try it in the RV (parked on the street a block away), and the owner said "no." This isn't a problem; business people can't always accommodate their potential customers. He was worried about scratches and dents ( the unit was already scratched and dented, because it was used). However, he was very rude and abrupt about it. We're outsiders, and it's possible that Blue Streak sells so many appliances that the owner has no need for courtesy. In that case, carry on, and best to you. We'll find exactly what we need down the road, from someone who doesn't mind being pleasant.
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Public - a month ago
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Ditch your big-box experience for Black Cat. Reasonably-priced used books and good selection. Good coffee with prices to shame Starbucks, and half a dozen charming places to sit and enjoy it. You won't feel awkward spending a couple of hours, because no one seems to mind. Rhonda will gladly help you or chat if you'd like, and she'll leave you to your thoughts otherwise.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Surly Resentful manager is surly and resentful. He will thank you not to trouble him with your electrical problems! Rudest counter help ever - he needs to stay in his office and pretend not to be at home if he doesn't have employee coverage. Finding no one around would have left a better impression than talking to this guy. I was referred by my mechanic, and then this guy bad-mouthed the referee. Said my mechanic didn't want to be bothered, so he fobs these jobs off on CAE. He didn't know what my job was.
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Public - 2 years ago
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We've been here many times. Chris works hard to explain what's going on with your vehicle, and this is not a clip joint. He is happy to work with you to reduce costs on the repair (you find the part, for example), and we have always felt satisfied. So much better than a dealership. We were remarking today that their hours fill a niche for people who need to get their car in early so they can get to work. They open at 5:30 AM and hold "waiting" slots for people who will stay with their vehicle.
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Public - 2 years ago
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