Author: Paul

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We started on a good note. Vanessa had never been to Crowder’s Mountain State Park and I wanted to introduce her to it. My last visit to this park was on December 30th, 2011. It’s extremely rare that I can introduce her to something that has to do with hiking that I’ve done and she hasn’t. Let us say that she has a lot more experience hiking that I do. So, on January 1st, I drove us to Crowder’s Mountain…

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“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ~Saint Augustine Well, I’ve been here for 3 whole days + 1 travel day. Now, time for another travel day. Time to head back home, New Year’s Eve 2014. It’s been a great trip … just the right amount of time. I spent 3 sunrises and one sunset in the park, traveled to Las Cruces, relaxed a bit, read a bit, posted a bit. It’s…

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This is Basilica San Albino, just outside of Las Cruces, NM. I wanted to have a look inside, but unfortunately, there was a funeral in progress; however, a man who seemed to be in-the-know, told me that the funeral would finish around 11:00 AM and that I would be able to enter the basilica and take some pictures after the services. So, I walked around for a bit, had lunch, then decided to try again. Holy shit! It’s cold out…

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The job will not save you, Jimmy. It won’t make you whole. It won’t fill yo ass up. It all ends. You need something outside of this, a LIFE. You know what that is? – It’s the shit that happens while you’re waiting for moments that never come. From: The Wire: Lester and McNulty talk about life Our Declaration of Independence states that one of our unalienable rights is the pursuit of happiness. It’s interesting, the choice of words, especially…

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Today, I visited the Alameda Park Zoo here in Alamogordo, NM. While I was checking out the cougars (No! Not the older ladies looking for younger guys … real cougars, you know, mountain lions!) I noticed this handsome fellow get into a crouch, like he was stalking something. I looked over my shoulder and there was a lady looking at him and walking very slowly, keeping eye contact with him, like she was stalking him. She moved slowly around the…

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I met Will in SMA. He and his wife had just retired and were traveling the world. They were on their first stop, I believe, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Now, the thing about Will is that he’ll tell you everything that you need to know about traveling around the world as a “minimalist”, whether you asked him or not! We hung out in SMA as well as in Washington state. I got a chance to hear about and…

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