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It's Official - I'm Moving

Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:46 am

I bumped into my director today in the hall and he called me into his office. A million things were running through my mind; but what happened next I did not see coming. He told me that I'm moving to Santa Fe, NM and I need to be there in 3 weeks! I mean - holy s**t! Talk about a surprise!

I think it's a really good thing, I'm looking forward to the change of scenery. I'm definitely looking forward to getting out of Utah. But I have to tell you I'm a little nervous. To have something dropped on you so suddenly and to have to pick up and move is kinda scary. Advice on the transition?

What does everyone know about Santa Fe/Albuquerque? What's the cost of living like down there? Cultural aspects? Things to do? Basically anything at all.

Any info/advice you have would be great!
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RE: It's Official - I'm Moving

Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:57 am

Check out craigslist.org for rentals, you can also post that your looking for a place and see what comes back to you.
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RE: It's Official - I'm Moving

Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:01 am

Yeah.. I checked Craigslist this morning for a few minutes, but haven't perused it in depth yet.

Definitely a different architectural style down there then I'm used to; but I think the adobe style has some real charm.

So I wonder what the nightlife/dating scene is like down there?  scratchchin 
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RE: It's Official - I'm Moving

Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:27 am

BCAInfoSys:
Sounds like a good move.
Less restrictive alcohol laws. In New Mexico you can buy booze 7 days a week but only after 12:00 noon on Sundays.
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RE: It's Official - I'm Moving

Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:38 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
In New Mexico you can buy booze 7 days a week but only after 12:00 noon on Sundays.

What? Me drink? Neveeeeer... especially not before noon.  angel 
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RE: It's Official - I'm Moving

Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:39 am

Quoting BCAInfoSys (Thread starter):
What does everyone know about Santa Fe/Albuquerque?




 silly 
Where did everybody go?
 
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RE: It's Official - I'm Moving

Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:47 am

I think there are a couple of Santa Fe a.netters around, so hopefully one of them will show up here to give some insight. I'll tell you what I know from growing up in Albuquerque.

Santa Fe is great if you are into history, arts, and outdoor activities. Tourism is a huge industry for Santa Fe, with people from around the world wanting to visit the multitude of art galleries and great historical sites. Of the 20 UNESCO world heritage sites in the United States, three are in New Mexico, with Taos Pueblo and Chaco Canyon being within a couple hours of Santa Fe, and Mesa Verde in Colorado not too far either. Santa Fe itself has plenty of historical and cultural sites since it has been the capital of New Mexico for almost 400 years.

If you are into the outdoors, then you will probably love Santa Fe. Skiing, hiking, camping, fishing, rafting, and pretty much anything else outdoors can be found near Santa Fe. The weather in the winter is often nice enough you can go skiing in the morning and then play golf or tennis in the afternoon. Same if you are an art lover. Santa Fe and Taos are known around the world for their great (and overpriced) art galleries, and large art communities. If you actually find yourself wanting to purchase some pueblo art while in Santa Fe, it will probably be worth it to head down to ABQ. Same artists, but for about half the price since the galleries in Santa Fe gouge the tourists.

Good food too, if you love spicy foods. You will quickly learn what the question "red or green?" is about. Also, grocery stores can sell real beer, and not that watered down crap sold in Utah.

I wish I could help you out with the singles scene, but I don't know much about it.

Since Santa Fe isn't all that big a town, you might find there are some things lacking. You can find pretty much anything in Albuquerque, which is only an hour down I-25. For example, Santa Fe doesn't really have any professional sports, but Albuquerque has AAA baseball, minor league hockey, an NBA developmental league team, and of course the University of New Mexico. Sports in Albuquerque revolves around the UNM basketball and football teams.
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RE: It's Official - I'm Moving

Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:48 am

Quoting BCAInfoSys (Thread starter):
What's the cost of living like down there?

Hopefully cheap enough so you can get your punk ass to next year's LAS Meet!  duck 

Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 4):
What? Me drink? Neveeeeer... especially not before noon.  angel 

That would implied the cessation of drinking at some point........
 
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RE: It's Official - I'm Moving

Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:55 am

Steve, you'll love it! Lots of liberals...
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RE: It's Official - I'm Moving

Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:56 am

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 7):
Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 4):
What? Me drink? Neveeeeer... especially not before noon. angel

That would implied the cessation of drinking at some point........

Where is that picture of my naked ass and the bachelorettes when you need it?  rotfl  (JK! JK! Please don't scar everyone with that!)

Alias -

That is some GREAT info! Thank you very much!

Keep it coming guys. For a guy who grew up in Seattle; I seem to be tending towards smaller and smaller towns. SEA->SLC->Santa Fe.
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RE: It's Official - I'm Moving

Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:05 am

Santa Fe always makes the list of great places to live and what not.
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RE: It's Official - I'm Moving

Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:11 am

BCAInfoSys:
Santa Fe is a nice place with lots of outdoor activities as Alias1024 mentioned.
There are a lot of nature lovers and peaceful liberals that are very friendly. You wont be the only gun owner in New Mexico. They have plenty of them. New Mexico is very inexpensive to live.
Enjoy!
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RE: It's Official - I'm Moving

Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:48 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
New Mexico is very inexpensive to live.

By California/West Coast standards, yes. If you were moving from the south, you would find it a little pricey in ABQ or Santa Fe.

And yeah, lots of peaceful liberal hippie types. Maybe how I would up so liberal.
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