La Quinta Inn & Suites Albuquerque Journal Ctr NW
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Unfortunately, today marked the end of the first half our trip. We left May 24 and get home to Vermont on June 20. George looks sad about it doesn't he? I think he's been enjoying our road trip, but also looking forward to reuniting with Gracie.
Coincidentally - at 2 p.m. we also crossed the Continental Divide. Elevation 7,245 feet.
Having just experienced the effect of high speed gusty winds on tiny cable cars suspended etc., I had no real desire to go straight down again, so, HPP notwithstaning, I inched towards the railing which was all that separated me from the 3,819 feet drop to the bottom, and stuck my foot firmly under the bottom bit and wedged my knee firmly in between two vertical rails and took some photos.
And then decided, ...
... had being to the actual real thing.
Beyond the fountain was the infamous Bellagio hotel, a majestic building which lay upon a man made lake. This was the iconic image of Vegas, particularly when the fountains were turned on, but given the early hour, the city was calm and deserted.
Do not fear comrades for I will delve further into the magic of Vegas strip in due course, for the splendour really begins at the turning of darkness when the human tribes take to ...
... they're dust or rain. Every now and then the sun cuts through the clouds and lights up the Sandia mountains and they're just gorgeous. We head to the part of the city at the base of the Sandias and wind up in a park with walking trails. The vantage is perfect...with an unobstructed view of the mountains. Consequently, I set up my film gear and burn some film....between wind gusts.
At this point, we're losing the light...and when you're working ...
... in the fishing businesslike with the pet supply business coming down here and stocking up on crickets would be the wise thing to do. And mind you these aren't little crickets these are the crickets and did I say that they fly?
We went searching for yet another cash this morning Texas and another one that supposedly had a travel bug and we went off the beaten path to find it. Great location and got some great pics of ...