Fairfield Inn Albuquerque University Area
Travel Blogs from Albuquerque
Now, dear readers, what would you say was the defining characteristic of a North American desert in late May? After sand you might answer "it will be hot and dry". Well you would be wrong! We woke to rain and a bitter wind. Snow had fallen overnight to about 500ft above our hotel. The TV weather channel showed a radar return right above Grants …
Heading west… nat and I keep remarking on how great it is to finally see the west. The roads have been beautiful and the speed limits high, so that makes drive times better. I must note that because all the limits are higher than normal roads in the east, the police take these very seriously. We got pulled over in west texas for going 7 miles …
... a 5 oz top sirloin with au gratin potato and my parents both got prime rib with au gratin potato as well. My father also got apple pie for dessert. The food was good overall, but my steak was tough though the flavor was good. The prime rib was more successful--I would order that if I went again.
Tuesday, we had the included hotel breakfast at the Hampton Inn and left by 7:30am. This included breakfast was better than the Albuquerque one and included waffles and coffee ...
Boarded our bus for an hour and a half ride to Acoma. On the way we found that the city of Albq is surrounded on two sides by Indian reservations and one side is a National Forest, so the city can only expand on one side. Water is a scarce commodity and we found that 85% of available water is used for agriculture. While on Interstate 40, we passed the To'hajilee exit. Once again for Breaking Bad fans, this is where many of the ...
... film types !! Exited to get a sandwich & drink but nowhere cool or shady to sit down .. The area mostly closed on Sunday and just transient weatheredtypes hanging about the bus and train station ... Searching bins and picking up fag butts ..them not me haha. Back on the 66 I decided to get off further down central ave and walk the 3 miles home through the back of the university and pretty well ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility