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Sat May 21, 2016, 01:47 AM

 

Saw Bernie in Santa Fe!

Was anyone else there?

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Reply Saw Bernie in Santa Fe! (Original post)
SheilaT May 2016 OP
shadowmayor May 2016 #1
SheilaT May 2016 #2
tomm2thumbs May 2016 #3
Helga Scow Stern May 2016 #4
Beartracks May 2016 #5
SheilaT May 2016 #6
Beartracks May 2016 #7
SheilaT May 2016 #8
Beartracks May 2016 #9
Dont call me Shirley May 2016 #10

Response to SheilaT (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 03:02 AM

1. Vado

We're going to see him in Vado Saturday morning. Still feelin' the burn.

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Response to shadowmayor (Reply #1)

Sat May 21, 2016, 03:02 AM

2. Excellent!

 

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Response to SheilaT (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 04:47 AM

3. Saw him in Palm Springs - doing the VillageFest night downtown (before Santa Fe)

he ate at Las Casuelas (yummy frozen mango margaritas are worth a try there btw). He was also walking, meeting and chatting with folks, and taking photos in a huge crowd while he and Jane enjoyed the spring night. Just great.

People were going crazy for him. Never saw a more patient person with selfie requests either.

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Response to SheilaT (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 03:28 PM

4. How was it?

We would have been there but out of town.

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Response to SheilaT (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 07:34 PM

5. Bernie? AND Santa Fe??

Wish I'd been there!



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Response to Beartracks (Reply #5)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:26 PM

6. It was WONDERFUL!

 

I'm relatively new to Santa Fe, moved here just about exactly eight years ago. There's a lot I love about this state, and even more I love about Bernie. I'd despaired of getting to see him on the campaign trail, given that this is a small and not very important state, but he actually made three stops here: Santa Fe, then Albuquerque, and then Vados, a small town halfway between Las Cruces and El Paso, TX. What a great guy.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #6)

Sun May 22, 2016, 12:26 AM

7. We lived there almost 10 years.

I guess I was always "relatively new" there, too, but I considered it my new hometown before we had to move away (family reasons). I love a great many things about New Mexico, and wish we could have stayed. I'm glad to hear Bernie did three stops there -- that's incredible! Where did he rally in Santa Fe? And did he go by the Plaza for a frito chile pie, by any chance?

Oh, my God, I miss green chiles...!

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #7)

Sun May 22, 2016, 12:44 AM

8. The rally was at the community college, just south of town.

 

I went with two friends. One is on crutches because of a broken leg, and so of course we were moved to the front of the line, and seated in the ADA section. I actually wound up being able to sit. At some point my gray hair helped. What was also interesting was watching the sign language interpreters, because the Deaf were in our section also. Both were very good, but one was incredibly expressive, and when she was signing I watched her because she was so fabulous.

Have no idea if he made it to the Plaza. I would like to think he did, but probably didn't have the time.

I consider myself extraordinarily fortunate to be living in a place I got to choose. I wound up here after a divorce. Most of us live because that's where we found a job, or that's where other, most typically family, obligations are. And we may or may not like those places. I've lived in several different states in different parts of the country, and have visited all sections of this wonderful country, although not all states.

When I realized divorce was in my immediate future I decided I would not stay where I was (Overland Park, KS). That was a wise choice. Had I stayed there I'd have become the kind of embittered divorcee no one wants to be around. But by relocating I started an entirely new life. I have new friends. I worked for a few years and now I'm retired. My two sons live some distance from me, and I of course wish I could see them more often. But they are entitled to their own lives.

I like to say that we live in a wonderful country with fifty wonderful states. I'll admit that there are some places you couldn't pay me to live in, not that anyone is offering. But just when I'm about to issue a blanket condemnation of some particular state, I'll read something by someone who lives there and truly loves it. And I'm reminded once again how wonderful this country is. I feel incredibly fortunate that I've wound up in a place I got to choose. I often say that Santa Fe is a great place for an older woman starting a new life. I would not want to be young here. I got to live my young adult life in the Washington DC area, rather a long time ago. Before AIDS. Before herpes even. Lucky me.

Anyway, enough rambling. I'm sorry you don't still live here, Maybe someday you can return, although I do understand family obligations.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #8)

Sun May 22, 2016, 06:24 AM

9. Thanks for sharing.

I know that area well. For a time, we rented just south of the community college, when Rancho Viejo was fairly new.

We hope to be able to move back someday -- if not to Santa Fe then perhaps somewhere else in the mountain west. But I would certainly love to return to my "other" hometown if destiny allows. We moved away (back to OK) when my father-in-law took ill, stayed as more grandkids were being born, got "stuck" when I was fortunate to find a good job (and even more fortunate and "stuck" when the economy turned sour a couple years later)... and so then we were here to help my step-daughter's family through a period of divorce and life-rebuilding, which is still ongoing. But now that her kids are all teens and pre-teens, and their mom is getting her life in order, we may hopefully find that we don't need to stay "stuck" here forever. Maybe the stars and planets will align, and an opportunity will present itself. But, as far as I can tell, we'll still be in the Sooner state for at least the foreseeable future.

I'm happy you've found your happiness in Santa Fe. Good choice. It's a beautiful place.

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Response to SheilaT (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 11:02 AM

10. My kid and freinds went to the rally in ABQ. It was packed and loud they said!

Bernie went to the Frontier Restaurant after the rally.

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