Full Time RV New Mexico! | Carlsbad Caverns | White Sands National Monument | Changing Lanes!

Full Time RV New Mexico! | Carlsbad Caverns | White Sands National Monument | Changing Lanes!

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This. Is freaking scary I'm afraid I'm gonna type I'm afraid I'm gonna go ahead first. Baby, I'm afraid I'm gonna go, are. You gonna go, I. Don't. Know this is kind of scary alright, so here we go. This. Video we're gonna take you to two, different places that we visited in, New Mexico, mm-hmm, Oh while we were kind of trying to stay south and warm. When, it was still kind of cold we, went, to both Carlsbad, and Las Cruces, while, in New Mexico, and we're just gonna do a combo, video, on both of those locations today because. We have to be honest, New. Mexico, wasn't our favorite state no. I don't know maybe if we were in the northern part of it might have been different but the desert Southwest there's. Just like a sounds, yeah desert, so I apologize. To, anybody that's from there or that loves it there because again we. Didn't really, see a whole lot while in New Mexico, so I'm sure that there are some beautiful places and some great things about it yeah so let's just start with Carlsbad, because that was the first location, we, stayed at Carlsbad, KOA mm-hmm, it was a nice Park for, where it was located it, was located and surrounded by noting. That. Cacti. Yes, dry. Desert. Nothingness. And it was about 20, minutes to get actually get into Carlsbad, from the KOA that. Means 20. Minutes to get to any kind of shops or grocery, store or a restaurant or, anything. So the location one, the greatest and the sites are really large I kind of picked it because it was between the caverns, and Rozz. Aliens, Roswell. We. Had a nice large pull through site the KOA had a little on-site, kitchen, slash restaurant, where they would cook from a limited menu and even deliver it to your site it was kind of cool that was convenient staff was super nice yes the weather however wasn't super nice while we were there very. Windy very we eat like 50 60 mile an hour sustained. Winds, yes, and even, temperatures in the 30s so. You combine, the high winds with the cold, temperatures we. Were rural, happy campers. Time. One. Positive thing that happened while we were in Carlsbad, we got to camp next to our, friends. Ron and Cindy Lou and they, also ride, motorcycles. They ever go faretta Roswell. New Mexico see, aliens we haven't been on the bike in gosh. Yeah. It's been a while too way too long yeah got, some special guests, with us today some of our friends say. Hi got, Ron and Cindy Lou and they also own, a momentum, these food like usual well yeah and we've held these two up for too long so. We're. Gonna get going. Come on say my heart. Beata faster. I just, wanna dance and dance and. We. Made a pit stop first, in Artesia. New Mexico, because we were hungry and we didn't want to go for a ride on an empty stomach mm-hmm, and stopped at a little Mexican restaurant, called La Fonda but. Fonda but Fonda it's not the name of bullying, dynomite brother's, girlfriend okay okay, are you.

What. Are you doing here I'm waiting for Kip we, filled our bellies I, think everybody liked. It and then, we set, off to go for this fabulous ride, that we thought we were gonna go on. The. Right pretty much be summarized, as. Just. A straight line cactus, cactus cactus now it's not even really sure the cacti others say it was just flat dirt, open. No. Yeah, so we wrote for maybe half an hour than ya realized, that this scenery was not going to change I was feeling it the whole time I was like this really kind of sucks I was gonna stick, it out because everybody wanted to ride but then Ron pulled over and he was like I think that's kind of just gonna be like this for the next hour so do you guys want to just turn around and go back to the campground, and get a drink or something, yeah. Let's do that yeah campfire and drink whiskey. That's. One thing to with full time RV life you'll find people that you click with and you. Won't get to see them like your neighbors every day but, as you get a network, of people you'll start meeting up and hitting different, places you end up with a wider, network of friends. So. One thing that I wanted, to do mainly. So. I could report back to my dad it was a big UFO, buff. We. Had to go to Roswell, it's, 39 degrees, let's. Drop it or anything else stupid. Headed, to Roswell. It's. One of those things you always see, it would be in kind of a sci-fi above, so, what's, here, is like. Past. Dirt. Really. Crunchy, dead, grass which. Daisy. Moisture. In my basal camp. You. Have arrived at your destination. Cowboy. Cafe. We. Filled our bellies and went, into Roswell and well tiny, little downtown that's decked, out with alien, stuff everywhere. 32°. Stupid. Freezing. Cold up there. Hi. Buddy. Hi. Buddy. It. Was super. Cheesy, just, like I expected but we had to go yeah, I mean I was fine with going and I wasn't all into. It like you were you. Were excited I was sort of along for the ride the. UFO, museum is exactly like you said it's, cheesy but they have a timeline. And history, of events and they have some artifacts. And pictures. And stuff. Fake aliens, and fake spaceships, and gaily, spooky. Stuff you know but, we can say we've been there done, that don't, need to go back yeah I don't know I did get a t-shirt or something I. Got. Was left. Besides. The, fantastic. Visit to Roswell, rocks, favorite, thing was Carlsbad, Caverns, yes our favorite thing I've, ever been spending time with friends yeah definitely.

Worth Of stuff I think it was about a few hours five, minutes to an hour to get there as, we were getting closer the, landscape. Started to get a little bit more interesting, a little, bit more hills, and, less. Flat, which, was nice for us to see because all we've been seeing this whole time we've been in Carlsbad, was, flat hmm. They've got a nice big parking. Area out there so you don't have to worry about it even if you're in your RV yeah we. Put our RV in there if the, spots were available but, there is plenty of parking big. Visitor, center where they talk about the caverns. All that. You. Take an elevator down or can you hike down - I can so you can hike down I believe it is a quarter, of a mile hike down but it's not, an easy hike down from what they told us or you can take the elevator down tweeted, yes, seven, hundred floors, I believe we. Have to stay on the trail, do not touch the walls or the formations. What, else in our skiing wind damage, luckily, this is, a real school life from. Misses, so. We took the elevator down yes. If you have a national parks pass you get in for free and, it is a lot of walking yeah these caves are huge. But it's all good paths with, rails the paths are clearly marked and, along the way there, are little, panels, that explain, what you're looking at because it's. Just a big massive room. After room of stuff that you're not really sure what it is in, the end it's, a bunch of caged stuff stalagmites, like tight little things but, it's really cool you. Guys it's yes if I grew up going to caves in Ohio and you're, kind of tucked, and ducked and cramped this is wide open down, there we, tried to get as much footage as we could of course because it's very dark down there you, can't really see how impressive, all of this is by the images. That we took. Once. We came out of the caverns, we, got in the truck and there, is a sign as we're leaving that says nine. Mile scenic loop one way yeah, and we thought we like scenic we like scenic little. Adventure why not we're, going on this scenic, loop road it's one way nine and a half miles we have no idea where it goes well we've got four-wheel drive if we get in trouble yep it just says no buses trailers or motorhomes so we're good yeah do it.

Truck. Is filthy sorry. Yeah. Don't do this unless you have a good four-wheel drive truck well we didn't really need the four-wheel drive but don't do it a low clearance like Prius, first, of all nine, miles or like Oh miles, that won't take that long, well it's nine miles of this yes. This. Dirt. Road. And this, and it was about an hour this is the reenactments, just not the real thing. And. It was scenic, sort of it was basically. Nothing. More impressive than what we saw coming into the caverns on the gloop it's a waste of time I think so three new to our channel please, hit the like button please subscribe if you like this video it does help us out so that wrapped up Carlsbad. New Mexico and, we, packed, up and moved on, to Las Cruces, which was about 200, miles west of where we were again, trying to stay south right was about four hour trip, for us and the first part of it was still a lot of the same flat nothing but then about, halfway through it we started, climbing, up and we've got interested, in climbing, well and we got into like the Lincoln National Forest and we finally got some trees yeah, we got trees and we got snow, yeah we didn't get snowed on but there was a lot of snow on the mountains and stuff if we went through Cloudcroft. And. And. Then, what was really cool was when we got over, and past plowed croft way, out in the distance, I think it was you you snow, well oh it looked like a giant, field of snow yeah but it wasn't it was white sands yeah once we realized it was white sands we were like. So. That God is kind of excited, for the next location, it was a step up from Carlsbad, for sure right so we stayed at Hacienda RV. Resort, in Las Cruces, we're, gonna take a walk through the campground to show you guys Hacienda. RV Resort our. Sights ginormous. Yeah its enormous however, that highways. Right there so. It's kind of noisy and they had an enormous hot tub no pool really, nice people a, little, dog walk area and, full, hookups yeah it was nice. We. Were very close to old. Mesilla village in las cruces which is an old historical, area, that, we had read about and been told about that, we have to go check it out and leave right on this street here. That. Do not enter Oh wrong. Way sorry, oh, sorry sorry, hurry gotta turn in here this, told, me to turn right here though yeah bastard. Our, friend back in Florida, stay stay she lived, in New Mexico, and she said you gotta go eat, at la, posta, food, was just yeah I think but the history about behind. It was super cool that, whole building, was, a stop along the old, Butterfield. Stagecoach, trail. It. Was really interesting, inside, kind, of cool and what. I found really odd yet, very fascinating, it was they had this giant birdcage, with, macaws. Yeah. And. Then we had some, fish tanks with some piranhas, in it which, was very yeah. The. Whole thing was just kind of a lot to look at and, interesting. And. We. Saved exploring. Old mesilla village, for a later day yeah but we did go back a second, time and, several. Days later because, we just had bad bad, luck with weather, and from. What we were told by the locals March, is a terrible time to go to New Mexico we. Didn't know that but we're telling you guys because, zombies would indeed there - all right that's when it's the, windiest, and windy. In the desert is not fun but then we finally got a nice day so after work we decided, to go check out old Messina village and we. Ate at a really, cute little place called peppers, which. Was inside, the, double eagle restaurant, that, place was, fun, the, double eagle restaurant, the surrounding restaurant is a little more upscale. We'll find her diamond he says he says surrounding, restaurant because, peppers, was, this, little enclosed. Courtyard, in the center of, the. Restaurant the surrounding. Rooms around that, courtyard was, fine dining, hmm, but, a lot of them were empty and we went and walked through them because we don't know why they were empty because. It was 445, yeah. That's true we, eat. Early something well we kept switching time zone and then it was just crazy and hungry so we said screw it we don't care you still eat on East Coast time I think. So. Peppers is a little bit more casual, than, the, double eagle which was perfect, for us but the food was pretty good we got fried guacamole, which was real good, sounds, delicious right now still. Overpriced, for the menu but the margaritas, were delicious a lot, of history there apparently there, are a lot of ghosts in this building there, was even room. With a pretty. Cool picture of Daisy. Then, after eating we walked, around checked.

Out The village, it was quite and it was cute but it's small and there's really not a whole lot going on down there, there's a beautiful, Catholic, Church down, there a, gazebo, and, a couple of bars and shops a lot of what we see versus, what other people might perceive might, be based on the time of year and what's going on that's, true too and the, history from that area is pretty cool as well because it was in that village where Billy, the Kid was, put on trial again in the now souvenir, shop was the old courthouse at where Billy the Kid at his trial. We. Think these are. Cool. Yeah, little shady little shaded picnic area, so. I don't know if you could make out the mountains over, here I put until they're over here. There. We're gonna go there next yeah, this, is a cool little rest stop it's got the came, here for the roadrunner but it's a cute little place to have. A picnic and overlooking las. Cruces. Yeah. And then, the roadrunner, yeah over here let's go check that out check it out. Big. In person. That's. So cool. Like, Rico, much, more impressive up close when we drove by it it didn't really look that, impressive but when you get up close to it it's pretty cool you. Can actually see keyboards. Yeah, old phones, shoes. Are like a camera. Shoes. Yeah. There's. Like a toilet brush for there's the toilet brush oh my, god, for. Like his people oh my god, where. Is it people oh. My. Goodness. We're. Gonna go hike up there. We've. Gone like a hundred yards or we're out of breath. Why. Don't I have files to, get to the actual Dripping Springs and where, the resort, used to be in the tuberculosis. Sanatorium. My. Illness that seems kind, of like an unattainable, goal so we're just gonna go for as far as I can go and see, how I do Tara runs out of juice I'll tell her how nice it was down there I run out of juice you're not gonna. For. The, ecological reasons, you're, not allowed to have dogs past, certain part of the trail to preserve like a wildlife. And stuff like that and of course people are breaking those rules and they're bringing the dogs on the path and it's the angry, yeah. Makes me angry. This. Is some ruins obviously. Cuz it's ruined well I mean it's ruined it's from the early 1900's, like 100 years old it was a resort, camp kind of thing. If. We just came across this wildlife. Now. There's like six tops yeah that's where. Has he gotten some altercation, somebody, else. Been, we finally got to do what, we came to Las Cruces, to do yeah, which is white sands yeah, that was our main purpose, for that stop along this route White, Sands. National Monument which.

To Me it was more like a national, park yeah, it's so massive. Approximately. About an hour and 15 minutes away from the, campground, so we went into the visitor center which we usually try to do at any, national, Parker place that we go get, your map and just to figure out the lay of the land and at this particular one you'll want to get a sled or a skid or a disk yeah I just led, but I don't, know there's. A path you drive back there's. A fee to get in that you can pay inside, but, if you have a National Park pass. You. Getting excited. Over you go see white, sands and slide down, then. We got wax for the sleds we could whack some up go. Down also all the girl had to say was that it makes him go faster and, he was like I am I, look here how much that wax is give. Me a chunk up that's right we're, just gonna go all. The way to the end is it's where the sand is the widest and where the students, are the steepest and I guess that's the best sledding, so let's go just go let's go find out yeah, these are the sliding instructions, Oh, pick. A steep one it makes sense eight miles back don't pick a flat dude coz wax your sled every couple of times apply, it on the bottom of the sled. Don't. Apply it between. The slide in your no, will help and don't, forget to brush the sand off before reapplying. Make, a trail then, keep going down the same trail for extra, speed I'm mixed up yeah you, keep your legs straight out lead back. Taras. Already kind of headed off of that way and. I think I'm gonna go that way meet, her up. There, no. She's like the sleds with her that, was nice of her yeah, definitely, lean back when you feed out you. Ready yeah we'll do three. And. I did the Mosul wax that one. So. The key here is get. A really, steep sand. Hill because. We, saw some other people on some mediocre ones having to like push their way down and then, look like fun but as you just witnessed that's. Pretty fun that was finally. Landing. I want to do it on my feet no, yeah, no yeah no veto. My. Veto your veto. No. No. My beer no. Please. Don't seriously, here get it with us - I can do it's not that bad Chad you're gonna hurt yourself but everybody. I am so against this and he's not listening to me he. Already has two, titanium. Ankles, I think. You're done with all your daredevil. Business. That's. Fine, it really, looked like a whole lot of daredevil. I'm. Glad, that you're okay, that was a lot of fun the only part that wasn't fun is actually climbing, that's. True piece I know L there under stairs got a truck your way up the sandwiches. You've ever climbed the sand dunes not, and I'm talking now now it's hard to tell from this footage I think but the, sand dune that we slid down was like that yeah, and there was a lot, of fun. You. Get this chaser, lean back. The, landing, every time. I feel. Like that scene. Vacation. Where. Clark. W Griswald. Can't. Find civilization. Taxi. Taxi, I'm dead. Taxi. It. Was a really good time that just was so different than anything I've ever seen, mmm, it was beautiful. That was a very memorable experience and, I really, loved it yeah highlight, no highlight of Las Cruces, I think that was the highlight of New Mexico, for me yeah, that's tough the caverns were pretty cold but I. Guess if I had to pick just one to go to I, would probably do this and the white sands yeah definitely. That, wraps up our New, Mexico, adventures, and we're super excited that, we, were able to pack, up and head, to Arizona Arizona. Here, we come, smash, that like button, stay, tuned for outtakes you're, the cop even the atmosphere. Bart. Sound. Like one snuck out sir. My. Name is dry, put. A strip club right, can't, touch it different, garlic. Sorry. Hey, Siri what time is sunset. What. Time is sunset.

Look. How pretty this is though oh yeah. Yeah. Go Capri. This is right here, but. Rose. It's. Not. It's. True spring the best friend husband there is.

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Thanks for your take on your adventure! Love the haircut.

holy cow! There is a whole lot of nothing! Thanks for the heads up!

Would love to see Roswell. Sorry you froze. In Mn 32 is Miami beach:)

Hatch New Mexico is the Chili Capital of the World! ...Sparkys has the best long green chili cheese burger on the planet!

You visited the ugliest posts of the state for sure.

Yea.. Likely so... We'll get the good parts next time!

Yah, you really have to get into Northern NM for cooler Summers & prettier scenery. SanteFe & Taos are nice. The are a lot of State Parks, Natl Forest, & other cheap/ free camping. I live here but it is definitely not my favorite state.

New Mexico is not my cup of tea! But loved the video!

Great to see you guys again! I know; my fault. And Tara is so full of energy here. We are glad to see it. Y'all, I know y'all speak southern. Y'all are so much fun. And the videos keep getting better, more creative. And Chad, count your blessings there were no cactus; Tara just might have... Ha! Never mind. All the best to you.

Oh man, I wish we knew you were in Cruces. We could have met you in Mesilla for lunch. We're from Denver and southern NM is a big change. We like it being not as crowded and less snow. I will admit we go back up often. The open vastness of the desert can be cool but you either love it or hate it. We like your cannel. Thanks for the videos.

Welcome to our channel and Thanks for watching!

This had me laughing so hard...it was like watching our trip to Las Cruces we did all of the same things you guys did. Have to admit that Road Runner is something we are so easily entertained. White Sands is something of course us old people were not about to slid down a mountain of sand but it was fun watching y'all do it. Safe and happy travels.

And yes, March is awful there

Yep, southern NM is pretty grim. Be sure and check the north.

My wife and I live in Clovis, NM. There are vast areas that are very flat and not much to look at. We're both from California, where there are so many kinds of landscapes. NM has some beautiful places, as others have said. We love the northern parts of NM, especially Angel Fire and the Enchanted Circle area. Carlsbad Caverns certainly is amazing to see though! We plan on full timing after I retire in a few years. We love your videos!

We definitely want to get back to the Northern part of the state...

Hey you guys just missed El Paso TX just 30 minutes from Las Cruces NM. Several great places to eat especially cattleman's steak house!!!!!

The picture in picture commentary was a really nice touch. It had a talk show/documentary vibe for a few minutes and it worked well. Nice job on this episode!


Another great video. Thanks for sharing your travels!

Nice run and info. We travel back and forth couple to few times a year between Texas and old roots in So. Cal. (family) and always stop at La Posta in Las Cruces for food. Been a regular 'must stop' for now 3 generations in my family.

Thanks for watching! Hope you check out the rest of our channel!

The actual "crash site" on a ranch about 75 miles north of Roswell, really in the middle of no where!!! LOL

Yea.. didn't feel like driving up there...

We love New Mexico. We have been to Albuquerque and Santa Fe. We love the Sandia Mountains Lift and the Nob Hil area. When we go back we want to do the White Sands, The Carverns, The Breaking Bad tour and visit Taos. I'm a huge Georgia O'Keeffe. Lou

And we need to see the Northern part of the state next time!

Well, it is the dessert southwest. The funny thing is the fact that ones of us from this area don’t like all of the trees where you are from. It is all good. Travel safe

Was this the trip where you guys went through the Midland, Tx area? If so, be thankful it was not today since it is currently 112°F. You guys have a great channel. Really wish we could run into you somewhere and go ride. Maybe you should do a series on what time is the best time to visit different states? Travel safe and maybe we will see you on the road.

Indeed. Everyone has different taste, or we'd all live in the same state.

New Mexico is amazing, but different. Roswell, Carlsbad Caverns, Trinity Site- Green Chiles, Santa Fe, Taos. A beautiful state!. It is windy in March, but we are used to it. Please come back!

We will!

New Mexico has its own unique beauty. The sunrise in las Cruces is so beautiful. I love it. White sands is great!

We hear it's best in spring and fall!

Hey Chad, If you are a sifi fan if you haven't yet seen the movie "Paul" you should watch it. It is a good movie for a laugh or two or three.

Oh yes! Very familiar.. Hilarious!

So the earth is flat.

Sooo many hilarious moments in these video's, I love them!

Next time go to the White Sands Missile Range base west of the monument. Great missile park there will lots of things that were used on the test range.

You didn't see any of Ruidoso or Lincoln, NM? Some of the nicest parts of the areas you were visiting. Desert is nice but mountains are nicer.

Yes! We like mountains much better..

It was a cold winter in the South West, even in Arizona. `

Yea... we got snow in Arizona!

You guys may not be seeing much in the surface, but there is PLENTY underground in those DUMBS.

Sorry that your research was lacking regarding weather and New Mexico as a whole. Our state is unique and beautiful. The northern area offers many opportunities to learn and see the diverse ethnic communities and the start of the Rocky Mountain Range. Albuquerque, in October offers the biggest International Ballon Fiesta with the beautiful fall colors surrounding the Rio Grande River. Please come back and visit the northern part when the weather is more accommodating. You missed the best of New Mexico.

Wife and I stayed at Carlsbad KOA last October and loved this trip! The caverns were fantastic and part of the experience was at least walking down. Plus watching the bats fly out of cave at night. The town had some good local restaurants to eat at too. There was also a waterfall not to far from the KOA to go to and explore. Would’ve been a great bike ride passing by the open range cattle. Roswell was a tourist trap but still a fun experience. All of our travels we seem to find fun in every town we’ve been, small or large! Safe travels and thanks for the video.

You 2 should of hung out till the Roswell rush. Lol --- Thanks for another great video. Yes she is beautiful. Lucky you Chad.

I have that same camera bag.

It is a great bag! Thanks @petermckinnon24

Wow, it's cool in late August, 2019.

I love your logo!


So bummed you went in March... the fall and spring are nicer for sure. If at all possible definitely check out Northern NM especially in October (it might be cold it might be on 2nd or 3rd summer

We definitely want to check out Northern NM and the balloon festival someday! Thanks for watching!

make sure you enter NM with a full tank of gas.. After a few hours of driving, you be like "WTH?" "I hope I have enough to make it".  Went up through the Mountains, along the Continental Divide, along US 180. It was very pretty. No gas : ) .. Next time we'll have to check out White Sands.. Press On!

We spent the same winter you did in New Mexico (January & February), the wind was awful some days! But, we had a great time! We're from Wisconsin, the land of green & SNOW. We missed the Polar Vortex in the north, had the kitchen sink burrito at the Cowboy Café in Roswell, saw some great murals, stayed at an Alpaca Farm, camped in the snow near Santa Fe, loved on Albuquerque, parked near the water in a wee blink of a town named Logan and all the while stayed at New Mexico's state parks. Only draw back was our pooch kept getting those hard little stickers stuck in his paws. Thanks for the overview!!

Thanks Guys great job safe travels enjoy all your videos

We purchased the New Mexico park pass and we are doing a couple months through NM. Can’t wait to see white sands! My sled is packed!

Don't forget some wax!

OMG you guys made miss the desert which is weird to me lol. Since I moved to Dayton, oh from UAE, I have not seen like this for long time. I wish you guys the best and may God shed his grace on both of you.

I am actually going to be there in less than two weeks. Northern NM then a day in southern NM. This gives me idea of area. Deciding between White sands or Carlsbad caverns....leaning towards White Sands

They are both worth visiting, so you can't go wrong either way...

My husband is the same way, his body is a red hot mess and he's the first one out there trying to be a 19 yr old acrobat.

Don`t you just hate it when you get that damn SAND in you hair . LOL Fallbrook Dave

Loved your honest opinion, yeah I'm gonna bypass the dessert when at all possible

Oh! I must have my pie!

Another great video. Always love the outtakes!

The diversity of our country is amazing. There’s something for everyone, I love the redwoods of Northern California and the desert sands of the southwest. Keep up the great content guys

That's jacked up

Roswell, I am bummed I didn't make a stop there as a kid driving cross country from Upstate NY to Santa Barbara, CA years ago.And the roadrunner... I was golfing at a beautiful resort in Tucson, AZ while on business and a roadrunner was perched at the end of the tee box. .My buddy waited for that darn thing to move. It took forever, so he said to hell with it and tee'd off. As soon as he tee'd off, the damn thing ran across the tee box. My buddy damn near hit the thing in the head! White Sands National Park... that looked just beautiful. Note- when you go through Phoenix, please do yourself a flavor and DO STOP AT THE CITIZEN PUBLIC HOUSE IN SCOTTSDALE for their STETSON SALAD. Long story short, the place that made this salad "famous" went out of business last year. The salad was soooo acclaimed that 2 restaurants took it on as their own. Honestly, you'll be thrilled you took my advice on this one. It's one of those food experiences that is actually worth it. Love your channel... Happy travels!

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