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  • Goodbye, 2015.

    Written on December 31, 2015 at 1:25 pm, by

    Goodbye, 2015. I will not miss you. This was an exceptionally difficult year with few highlights. In May, I completed the Professional Printer Training Program at Tamarind, which was somewhat underwhelming. In April, I lost Alabama, my 13 year old cat, to congestive heart failure and endured the singular most difficult day of my life in the wake Continue Reading »

    Cadillac Ranch, January 2015

    Written on September 29, 2015 at 9:23 pm, by

    This past January, on our way to Amarillo, Texas via ABQ, the Tamarind crew stopped at Cadillac Ranch located directly on Route 66– The Mother Road. It was a rare, snowy mid-morning– perfect for picture-taking and tagging. Spray paint cans littered the ground, as visitors are actively encouraged to add their own art to the rusted Continue Reading »

    Tent Rocks national Monument, Day After Thanksgiving 2014

    Written on July 11, 2015 at 10:23 am, by

    The day after Thanksgiving, myself and a couple other Tamarindos went for a hike at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, affectionately known as ‘Tent Rocks.’ We weren’t the only folks with this idea; there was a line to get up the mountain! Regardless, the hike is beautiful. We climbed to the top of the outcrop Continue Reading »

    Bandelier National Monument, Fall 2014

    Written on July 10, 2015 at 5:58 pm, by

    In October, I took a solo day trip to Bandelier National Monument, winding along the backroads and approaching Frijoles Canyon from the southwest from the Jemez Mountains, which was a beautiful drive. The peak tourist season was winding down, but I still had to take a shuttle into the canyon from a neighboring town. Several years Continue Reading »

    Overnight at White Sands

    Written on February 18, 2015 at 2:28 pm, by

    Back in October, the Tamarind Adventure Club enjoyed a night of camping at White Sands National Monument. When we arrived in the early afternoon, the sun was high overhead and the heat, reflecting of the dunes, was almost unbearable. The sand however, made out of gypsum, remained cool to the touch, collecting what little moisture the Continue Reading »

    Lake Abiquiu

    Written on February 17, 2015 at 4:31 pm, by

    For Memorial Day, the Tamarind Adventure Club went swimming at Lake Abiquiu, near Ghost Ranch. The lake is man made, and is one of the few lakes in New Mexico that allows motorized boating. The weather was gorgeous, the lake was calm, and the water was the perfect temperature.

    Hiking the backcountry, BLM style

    Written on February 16, 2015 at 6:48 pm, by

    On August 23, the Tamarind Adventure Club enjoyed its very first daring adventure: searching for a trail that I’m still pretty sure doesn’t actually exist, encountering wild horses, hiking into the BLM backcountry on a dirt road followed by a truck with rifles sticking out its window, climbing a gorgeous sandstone mesa in the scorching Continue Reading »