Sunday, June 27, 2010

New York seems like a million years ago.

I've been living in New Mexico three weeks now and New York already feels like a lifetime ago.   It's hard to regret the move in any way with the likable things about NYC being replaced by such a better standard of living.   Shopping at Sam's Club is surreal and buying a giant bottle of Bailey's for $22 seemed like the stuff of dreams only a few weeks ago.  I've been eating real pork tamales nonstop and there's nothing like rainbow trout straight out of the river.  New York can't supply either of these.   There was no culture shock upon my arrival as many expected, more of a return to normalcy after more than a decade of unrest.   Life is quieter and I can get to my destination without waiting for a train or bus.  It's also nice to have the option to paint my condo without the repercussion of losing a deposit somewhere down the line.

This pace isn't for everyone as some people might find a town of 72,000 excessively boring.  After living amongst eight million people (that's seven million people PLUS another million) for such a long time, I welcome the boredom.   The air is clean, the beauty is unending and the sky is different every night.  Here are some various pics of the adventure so far.

My entering the state from the viewpoint of one 14-foot Uhaul.  
My girlfriend is driving my eBay purchased Toyota mini-SUV ahead of me.

I managed to get my girlfriend into my armor.   She looks wonderful.


  1. looks awesome!

  2. You got her to wear your armor? That girl is one in a million, man.

  3. amazing, just finished watching Breaking bad for the second time, settled in New Mexico, really would like to take a trip there!

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