Drury Inn & Suites Albuquerque
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... places, in fact, it gets disapeary in a few places too.
We stopped briefly to in Lupton to watch professionals fleece tourists. Lupton is a string of really tacky Trinket Stores run by Native americans. The stores sold everything from rubber tomahawks, authentic Native american crafts, to crossbows, switch blades and ninja swords. ( I will take 2 of each please and some official route 66 beef Jerky).
Our next destination was Gallop ...
... the exhibits could have been arranged in a more organized way. Our next stop was the Sandia Peak Tram. It was hazy so the views from the top were not clear but it was nice to go up anyway.
After the Tram, we drove around looking at neighborhoods, as we always do when we travel, as we like to see how other people in other parts of the country live. It’s often quite different in set up and style than in New England--not only the architecture but the overall layout ...
... also such as Black Bear, bobcat, mountain lion, squirrels, chipmunks, skunks and numerous birds. Out of all of those we saw chipmunks ( very cute) and buzzards. At the top there are plenty of walking trails, ski runs, mountain bike tracks and a restaurant. The view is amazing and ever changing as the clouds come and go. The temperature up here is 30 degrees F less than ground level so we have taken jackets but its still about 17 degrees C so not cold in our language. ...
... a flatbed Ford parked near the corner! We all got out and laughed with delight, Shell and I got up onto the Ford and we took lots of pics of the statue on the corner and the giant Route 66 shield painted on the road.
On, to the Grand Canyon! We didn't get there until 11pm and we were all pretty knackered, but the room was lovely. When Shell asked the guy on the desk how close we were to the rim he said: " 27 paces, and if you walk 28, see ya later"
It was GRAND to go to Colorado. We always love our trips to Colorado and enjoy doing so many different things. It starts feeling like our second home. But Christmas break from school is just about over and the girls will be going back to school next ...
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