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"East Mountains New Mexico"

East Mountains New Mexico - 4/2/2006
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I can't think of a more perfect place to retire.
Great climate. Kind people. Close to a big city, university and major medical but it is like being far away from all of that.
It is peaceful, and yes enchanting.

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New Mexico SUCKS - 3/12/2015

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New Mexico robbed me of 5 years of my life - 10/22/2014

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Land of EnTRAPment - 9/17/2009

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