December 20, 2009

The Seventh Day of Duckmas 2009

We arrived safely in New Mexico late last night.  There are mountains here...

Posted by: Wonderduck at 11:23 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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I guess you're not used to mountains, are you? Not a lot of those in Illinois.

Lots of mountains here, of course; I live near several stratovolcanoes. It was one of the things that creeped me out about Boston: no skyline. The only skyline was buildings, and the occasional hill. The "tallest mountain" in that region (a peak in New Hampshire) wouldn't even rate a name in the Cascades.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at December 20, 2009 05:58 PM (+rSRq)

2 I'm quite amazed by the mountains, having lived my entire life in the midwest.  I visited Seattle a decade or so ago, so I'm not entirely unfamiliar with such things, but it really is completely different from what I'm used to.

Posted by: Wonderduck at December 20, 2009 10:26 PM (p76Oz)

3 To clarify: having lived where it is, essentially, flat all my life and being able to see a horizon fifty miles away (or whatever it is), being surrounded by mountains and big hills in Seattle actually made me feel claustrophobic.

Here in Albuquerque, though, the mountains are basically all on one side of the city.  I can look one direction and feel at home (except, of course, for the completely different type of trees, desert, etc etc etc), then look the other way and see mountains!  Big ones!  Right there!  Wow!

Posted by: Wonderduck at December 21, 2009 10:55 AM (p76Oz)

4 Don't forget to e-mail me.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at December 21, 2009 12:37 PM (/ppBw)

5 E-mail sent, Pete!

Posted by: Wonderduck at December 21, 2009 01:43 PM (p76Oz)

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