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seclark
08-05-2011, 09:41 AM
please?

son and his family is being transferred there. never been there, myself. interested in what it's like.

i know i can google it, but i'm more interested in hearing from those who've lived/spent time there.

tia,
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L.A. Chieffan
08-05-2011, 09:44 AM
Pollos hermanos

boogblaster
08-05-2011, 09:45 AM
My great-uncle and his son-in-law's family moved out there years ago after the s-i-l got transfered there .. plenty of good hunting in the mountains nearby I was told ....

seclark
08-05-2011, 09:45 AM
Pollos hermanos

grassy-ass
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L.A. Chieffan
08-05-2011, 09:47 AM
grassy-ass
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No prob, ask for Gus.

seclark
08-05-2011, 09:48 AM
My great-uncle and his son-in-law's family moved out there years ago after the s-i-l got transfered there .. plenty of good hunting in the mountains nearby I was told ....

nice!
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Dave Lane
08-05-2011, 09:52 AM
I was just there. Nice arts community relaxed, laid back kind of a Cali feel, not uptight like most midwest cities. I could definitely live there.

rageeumr
08-05-2011, 10:15 AM
I had a good buddy who did a year-long internship at Sandia. He makes it sounds like the weather down there is better than Olathe. Very few extremes and low humidity. Great if you like to do things outside.

It's on my short list of places I would consider going if I ever wanted to completely uproot my life and start over. Which is a little odd, since I've never actually been there.

seclark
08-05-2011, 10:20 AM
for years i've wanted to ride the old rt#66. of course now that i'm an old bastard, i'll have the wife follow me in the truck w/the trailer.
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Frazod
08-05-2011, 10:36 AM
If you're stuck behind Bugs Bunny in traffic, and he suddenly turns left, don't follow him.

WilliamTheIrish
08-05-2011, 10:39 AM
Beautiful city. Surrounded by mountains. Driving in at night it's a skyline that really makes you catch your breath.

Dave's correct. Kind of a hippie atmosphere. Big on the arts. It's a nice place.

ChiefaRoo
08-05-2011, 10:40 AM
It's really brown. "can you say adobe?". "sure, I knew you could"

Red Beans
08-05-2011, 10:43 AM
Watch Breaking Bad, that'll tell you all you need to know.

AndChiefs
08-05-2011, 10:46 AM
If you're stuck behind Bugs Bunny in traffic, and he suddenly turns left, don't follow him.

Wasn't he supposed to take the left turn and he didn't? If he actually turns left he's probably going the right way and you should follow him.

Frazod
08-05-2011, 10:51 AM
Wasn't he supposed to take the left turn and he didn't? If he actually turns left he's probably going the right way and you should follow him.

Hmm, I think you're right. I guess if he goes straight you should turn left. :D

Frankie
08-05-2011, 10:53 AM
so, tell me about albuquerque, nm

http://www.itsatrip.org/

http://www.cabq.gov/airport/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albuquerque,_New_Mexico

allen_kcCard
08-05-2011, 11:01 AM
Don't forget to take a left there, Doc.

NewChief
08-05-2011, 11:05 AM
I love the area, but mainly Santa Fe which is north of ABQ. Food is amazing and lots of interesting culture and sights. I don't think public schools are very good out there though. Wealth inequality is pretty striking as well.

Frankie
08-05-2011, 11:13 AM
Don't forget to take a left there, Doc.

And take a big supply of carrots with you.

Great Expectations
08-05-2011, 11:13 AM
I wouldn't let the Women and Children outside after dark.

You need to eat at http://www.ceciliascafe.com/ it is very, very good.

seclark
08-05-2011, 11:22 AM
I wouldn't let the Women and Children outside after dark.


???

MOhillbilly
08-05-2011, 11:27 AM
hot,lots of trash, Bandido turf. Easy lived there for a few years back when. Hated, hated,hated it.

Iowanian
08-05-2011, 11:28 AM
Here is a crime map, you can search by date and crime type. This should at least help tell them where to live...

http://spotcrime.com/nm/albuquerque

Great Expectations
08-05-2011, 11:33 AM
Albuquerque is a more dangerous city, particularly if you are a woman. While the number of murders per year hover between 34 and 53 per year, forcible rape has gone almost straight up since a 2004 eight year low of 234. Last year there were 370 forcible rapes in Albuquerque an increase of almost 60% in four years.

WilliamTheIrish
08-05-2011, 11:37 AM
Those spot maps are awesome. There is another site called neighboorhoodscout.com that compares and contrasts cities. It's a dangerous world out there.

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/neighborhoods/crime-rates/

seclark
08-05-2011, 11:39 AM
you guys are starting to worry me.
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Donger
08-05-2011, 11:42 AM
you guys are starting to worry me.
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Yeah, but the airport looks great!

LMAO

seclark
08-05-2011, 11:44 AM
Yeah, but the airport looks great!

LMAO

well, he's in the air force, but i doubt that they'll live on base. could it be much worse than okc?
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Iowanian
08-05-2011, 11:44 AM
I have a friend who moved there, before he moved here.

He speaks highly of the area in general, says it's very pretty, and that there is a lot of great hunting. He packs in to hunk elk, I think mule deer, some kind of sheep and predators. I've never heard him say it was a shithole, but I think they lived a little outside of town.

My map wasn't to scare you, it was for your research. I've seen your son, I think he's a big boy and will be fine.

MOhillbilly
08-05-2011, 11:48 AM
new mexico has open carry sec.

seclark
08-05-2011, 11:51 AM
new mexico has open carry sec.

ah...handy.:thumb:
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Thig Lyfe
08-05-2011, 01:00 PM
The meth selection is excellent.

Fumblerooski
08-05-2011, 01:34 PM
well, he's in the air force, but i doubt that they'll live on base. could it be much worse than okc?
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My brother is in the AF, been there for about 2 years.. He hasn't told me anything really bad about it. Bought a house there for when he gets out of the service.

DeezNutz
08-05-2011, 01:43 PM
Careful not to miss the left turn at Albuquerque.

seclark
08-05-2011, 01:46 PM
JFC!!!
how many fucking bugs bunny resets are going to made in this thread???
buncha 159 iq dicksocks...
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Donger
08-05-2011, 01:53 PM
JFC!!!
how many ****ing bugs bunny resets are going to made in this thread???
buncha 159 iq dicksocks...
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Is it wrong that when I read this, I heard the voice of Yosemite Sam saying it?

seclark
08-05-2011, 02:00 PM
Is it wrong that when I read this, I heard the voice of Yosemite Sam saying it?

well, those carsarn idjits is gettin on my nerves!
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MOhillbilly
08-05-2011, 02:03 PM
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MOhillbilly
08-05-2011, 02:10 PM
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seclark
08-05-2011, 02:16 PM
puh-puh-p-porky puh-puh-p-pig is a puh-puh-p-pussy.
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MOhillbilly
08-05-2011, 02:20 PM
i lol'd at both of em.

SDChiefs
08-05-2011, 02:28 PM
Mary Shannon is there keeping the streets safe.

38yrsfan
08-05-2011, 02:43 PM
My parents have lived in NM since retiring from AF, almost 30 yrs. I've spent a lot of time there ... lots of great mountain country, awesome sunsets and open skies!

They(mom only since dad passed away) have/had commented that there are places they don't go anymore south of the border due to violence against Americans but I never heard anything negative other than the usual illegal aliens and drug comments you would expect a retired sgt to say.

Given a choice though, I'd live on base. Always a much safer environment; fences, gates, guards, controlled housing areas .....

Buck
08-05-2011, 02:47 PM
The absolute best meth you can find. Over 99% pure.
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Ace Gunner
08-05-2011, 02:52 PM
Rattlesnakes. Lots and lots of rattlesnakes.

MOhillbilly
08-05-2011, 02:53 PM
The absolute best meth you can find. Over 99% pure.
Posted via Mobile Device

99% is pure rock, DD.

Sweet Daddy Hate
08-05-2011, 02:57 PM
please?

son and his family is being transferred there. never been there, myself. interested in what it's like.

i know i can google it, but i'm more interested in hearing from those who've lived/spent time there.

tia,
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I love it. The weather is awesome and the population isn't too thick. It's easy to get around, the highway system makes pretty good sense, and the cost of living seems to be about the same as KC.

Sweet Daddy Hate
08-05-2011, 02:59 PM
Beautiful city. Surrounded by mountains. Driving in at night it's a skyline that really makes you catch your breath.

Dave's correct. Kind of a hippie atmosphere. Big on the arts. It's a nice place.

Yeah, the "college strip" on old 66/Central Ave is just LOADED with cool restaurants, bars, and places to shop.

Rain Man
08-05-2011, 03:06 PM
My in-laws lived there for years. While it's a bit brown in the landscape (mostly tumbleweeds and scrub brush and sand), it's a nice city all in all. The hip part is in the southeast, which is not that far from the base, though I think it's also got some of the impoverished parts. My in-laws lived in a nice area in the northeast part and then moved out to Rio Rancho (northwest suburb), which seemed pretty generic.

Sweet Daddy Hate
08-05-2011, 03:13 PM
My in-laws lived there for years. While it's a bit brown in the landscape (mostly tumbleweeds and scrub brush and sand), it's a nice city all in all. The hip part is in the southeast, which is not that far from the base, though I think it's also got some of the impoverished parts. My in-laws lived in a nice area in the northeast part and then moved out to Rio Rancho (northwest suburb), which seemed pretty generic.

There are lots of trees though and it looks SO much better than anything in the Phoenix/Mesa area.

seclark
08-05-2011, 03:19 PM
thanks for all the replies...i'll keep watching the thread.
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Rain Man
08-05-2011, 11:03 PM
There are lots of trees though and it looks SO much better than anything in the Phoenix/Mesa area.


Agreed, though Phoenix is a low bar to hurdle in terms of scenery. Pretty much any place beats Phoenix as long as it's not on fire or full of locust plagues.

HonestChieffan
08-05-2011, 11:04 PM
muey mexicanos.

Sweet Daddy Hate
08-12-2011, 03:37 PM
muey mexicanos.

Lots of pretty womens' in this town.

LiveSteam
08-12-2011, 03:42 PM
Its not Texas.
Thats all you need to know

Sweet Daddy Hate
08-12-2011, 03:57 PM
Its not Texas.
Thats all you need to know
And thank God for that.

RJ
08-12-2011, 05:13 PM
I live here, sec, and there are somethings I love and some things I hate and most of it is in-between. Like most places, I suppose.

I like having 300 days of sunshine a year. I like our mountain. Traffic can be bad but nothing like larger cities. This is a wonderful place to live for anyone who likes hunting, hiking, biking, camping, skiing, golfing.....you won't get rained out and winters are short and usually mild.

I don't like the drivers and I hate the drought we've been in for the past year or so. The economy is so-so and too dependent on the federal government. Also, New Mexico is in general a poor state. There are good schools in some areas but for the most part they rank pretty low.

New Mexican food is great but on the other hand you're hard-pressed to find good BBQ. That's why I make my own.

We have no major league sports but do have a Triple A baseball team. Lobo basketball is the big draw but it's not Big 10 caliber of play.

It's hot, but it's a dry heat.

If you like the outdoors, the middle of nowhere is about 45 minutes from anywhere in Albuquerque. Take a look at a map of NM. There's a lot of empty out there.

As always, feel free to shoot me a PM. Maybe we'll get to have a beer together if you get down this way.

RJ
08-12-2011, 05:14 PM
My in-laws lived there for years. While it's a bit brown in the landscape (mostly tumbleweeds and scrub brush and sand), it's a nice city all in all. The hip part is in the southeast, which is not that far from the base, though I think it's also got some of the impoverished parts. My in-laws lived in a nice area in the northeast part and then moved out to Rio Rancho (northwest suburb), which seemed pretty generic.




Yes, we're generic, but we like it that way. And FYI, we just got our own movie theater!

RJ
08-12-2011, 05:17 PM
Albuquerque is a more dangerous city, particularly if you are a woman. While the number of murders per year hover between 34 and 53 per year, forcible rape has gone almost straight up since a 2004 eight year low of 234. Last year there were 370 forcible rapes in Albuquerque an increase of almost 60% in four years.



I don't think of Albuquerque as a dangerous city at all. There are bad pockets of course, but I'd say 95% of neighborhoods feel safe.