312. Bernalillo, Sandoval County (NM12)

So this regional adobe thing? It’s beginning to annoy me. Seriously? Who is enforcing this? Is it just a practical thing? Is the material cheap? I guess I should have known this would be a thing after having seen it in every media product about the region, but seeing it myself is creating a minor feeling of revulsion within me. Of course, this is not meant to cast any aspersions on the populace. Any feelings I have say more about me than about the surrounding citizens.

I expected to find dedications to law enforcement and the Fire Department. Every now and then I see something dedicated to a judge or a district attorney. I didn’t expect to see something dedicated to someone in Public Works. Everyone is big on honoring and recognizing certain segments of city, county, state, and federal administration, specifically those involved with the law, or fire, or other organizations with militaristic ranks. But there’s a giant, unseen bureaucracy that takes care of all the things that really impact our lives on a day to day basis. There are people who fix roads and stoplights, accountants, clerks, inspectors, trash collectors, truck drivers, laborers, and any number of people who make everything keep working. Government has a lot of moving parts and a lot of civil servants tend those parts and try to make it all run the best they can. So it’s nice to see someone without a rank or a law degree being recognized. Maybe it’s a small thing, but small things can mean a lot to some people.

Not very far away though, I found Prancer. The cache was at a transit hub by the courthouse. You can even see the courthouse in the background. I’ll leave it to you to figure out the variety of the hide. Once it was signed and returned, I began to shoot off, but I had to admire the view…

Once again, I can’t imagine what it must be like to see such beauty every day. More than likely, most of the people here have become numb to it. More’s the tragedy. Now, it being Monday, I could have gone inside, used the bathroom, scoped the place out, but I didn’t. It was still morning and my next stop was going to receive an extended visit. I gassed up the car and flew back down the highway and I quickly reached the outskirts of…

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