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  •  I try to. (1+ / 0-)
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    paradise50

    Spanish for 'pain' or 'sorrow'.

    Actually, of all the lil towns I've been through, Dolores scares me the most. Something odd about that place...(insert Dueling Banjos tune here).

    But hey--everyplace has a silver lining. Dolores' is Sand Canyon, a gorgeous place. It's part of Canyons of the Ancients Nat. Monument. Awesome place until it gets too hot to exist in...but really pretty. The one girlfriend I've had here always took her horses for a gambol there. Wouldn't shut up about it if I recall...

    The better I know people, the more I like my dog.

    by Thinking Fella on Thu Jan 09, 2014 at 10:19:02 AM PST

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    •  ...I actually have (had they passed)... (2+ / 0-)
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      Thinking Fella, rubyr

      ...relatives in Dolores and Cortez. I still have relatives in Durango and Shiprock, NM.

      The relative in Dolores did "dry dirt bean farming." She was beyond poor. Poverty would have been a HUGE step up.

      She literally lived in a bean shed (round things made of corrugated tin) and wore gunny sacks (I am not kidding. Used gunny sacks that she fashioned into clothing)

      Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences. -7.38; -3.44

      by paradise50 on Thu Jan 09, 2014 at 11:01:58 AM PST

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      •  Lotta dry bean farmers there. (2+ / 0-)
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        rubyr, paradise50

        I assume you've been there.
        I honestly don't know if there is a single business there to stop at. Bean Co. & warehouses, not much else. I only know it because it is on the way to Moab for me.

        Shiprock is actually named for a geographical feature, an enormous rock formation that can be seen for many miles. I don't get over that way...well, ever, really. I think I read the formation is a sacred site, and not accessible to the public. I may be wrong about that.

        The better I know people, the more I like my dog.

        by Thinking Fella on Thu Jan 09, 2014 at 11:16:15 AM PST

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        •  ...it's sacred...so is the sleeping Ute near... (2+ / 0-)
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          Thinking Fella, Gordon20024

          ...Cortez. The Shiprock brought the Navajo to the southwest.

          Shiprock

          The Sleeping Ute will wake one day and destroy all the enemies of the Utes...

          (and it does look like it. He's on his back with his arms folded across his chest. His headdress flows around his head. His knees are raised a little He even has a toe sticking up. His head is on the right and foot at the left)
          Sleeping Ute

          Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences. -7.38; -3.44

          by paradise50 on Thu Jan 09, 2014 at 01:23:11 PM PST

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