Econo Lodge West
Travel Blogs from Albuquerque
... the stuff. The thing about route 66 is that it travels through some of Albuquerque's nicer areas.....as well as some of it's seedier areas. I decide I'm going to shoot one of the neon signs, and we pull into a parking lot. There are people coming out of the motel towards us, hookers start coming out of doorways, and people on the street start our way. Yeah....I'm armed as always, but we just don't need this ****. I don't even get the cameras ...
... surrounding area is built on limestone and has a network of natural springs. There is an abundance of lakes in the area but they ave experienced drought conditions so in some cases the water levels are quite low. After the rain last night the rivers are high and running fiercely . I can only imagine what it would be like to be caught in a flash flood with the water running so fast you wouldn't stand a chance. The next stop is the Blue Hole - of course coming from ...
... down the road. A little later we saw a coyote "sleeping" on the side of the road. Looked like Wiley but it was hard to tell since he was lying down. Don't know if there is any connection between the two. They had a lot of serious flooding in the Albuquerque area today, but we haven't seen a drop of rain and it looks good for tonight. About a 50%25 chance for the Durango area ...
... and water have to be brought up on the tram every day. At night the last tram ride down carries trash, dirty linens and employees. It was a beautiful place and we enjoyed our lunch.
After leaving the Sandia Peak Tram, we decided to stop by a new wine store that just opened in Albuquerque. Total Wine Spirits Beer and More is a huge place (yes it's way bigger than Tanuta's) We stocked up ...
... truly spectacular play by the second basemen who dove for a ball and then started a double-play from his knees, we might be there still. I never can understand why managers just won't leave well enough alone. Nevertheless, it was an enjoyable evening--temperature was very pleasant, and the home team won, so everyone went home happy. (Except the Rangers' wannabees.)
Tomorrow: Old-Town Albuquerque.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed