Suburban Extended Stay Albuquerque
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We awoke to another fine morning in San Diego overcome with excitement. The time had come to make for the famous City of Sin, Las Vegas. A land littered with billboards advertising brothels, a land of numerous casinos, a land of impromptu marriage and Elvis impersonators and perhaps more importantly, a land of late night beer. Like all men I had seen this citadel on TV but the thought of gazing upon its blazing neon lights with my own eyes was beyond comprehension. The time ...
... building was probably 20 stories high, so this was no metropolis. It was surprisingly cold here. It is colder than Washington, because of the elevation. There is actually a 10,000 foot peak about 10 minutes north of Albuquerque. It supposedly has the longest cable car in the world here. The price of it was $20. I tried driving to the top from the backside, but only made it about 1/2 way up and ran out of time.
... knew that! ABQ is not as pristine or quaint as Santa Fe, but a great city, buzzing with 19000 students at the University and a lot of atmosphere and buzz. We liked it very much.
A quiet afternoon ensued, sometimes you have to take time out and read, write a few postcards and do the washing. We wandered around the shops in the Old Town and just relaxed. We have a long day of driving ahead tomorrow to Holbrook, Arizona and into the next ...
... are so much more attractive than flatlands with absolutely nothing to see for as far as you can see.
We will venture into Old Town Albuquerque later with cousin Linda, who we haven't seen for a few years. A tour of Old Town and a few pics and another post with pics later.
... of Amarillo to visit the Cadillac Ranch. Ten motor vehicles planted nose down in the ground and spray painted so much by visitors, there is more paint than metal. I was very sceptical about this being an icon! But now I have been converted. On my arrival there are thousands of spray cans discarded in the field around the vehicles, which we found disgusting, but after a while we came to realise that this was part of the scene and added ...