Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque / Journal Center
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A 280 mile leg from Oklahoma to Albuquerque crossing Texas into New Mexico. The city is the 32nd largest in the US and straddles the very famous Rio Grande river (all you John Wayne lovers out there will remember the film if you like a good old fashioned western!). The city is 5,500 ft above sea level situated in the Sandia Mountain range, which probably explains why Anita and I had a banging headache last night! The old Route 66 literally runs parallel along our whole journey with just ...
... road we started out wind free and then it started blowing and they were calling for high winds in the area. I don't know what I had expected this area to be, but I definitely didn't think we were going to be in a valley/high desert. I actually got to see the "tumbling tumbleweed". This is Navajo land and it definitely reflects it. Lots of signboards advertising jewelry, rugs, rocks, etc. The dust was kicking up like crazy and ...
... place, lots of government documents and material about the Roswell Incident. Models of things. All completely cheesy, still a good little morning out looking at all the stuff and taking pictures.
Was having a look in the souvenir shop and there was this oldish American couple, they were having a domestic because she tipped up at the counter with about 12 Roswell tshirts and her husband was kicking off asking her was she buying tshirts for everyone in the museum, think it ...
... visit. For me, it brings back such special memories of all the hours we spent listening to Adventures in Odyssey. Also, memories of previous visits when the girls were younger.
We soon arrived at Whit's End and ordered ice cream, sundaes, shakes and floats. I love Whit's End as it doesn't take much to expect Whit to come walking around the counter and Connie to welcome you with a big hello. Sadly, ...
... were no staff nor patrons, luckily though were tried the door and they were open. After eating inside we walked back in the freezing cold to settle in for the night knowing we had another big drive tomorrow, we need to make Monument Value by 4:30pm for a booked tour, so the plan is to leave by 7:30am. We have gained another hour also which means we will get a good nights sleep, hoping it won't be too cold in the RV. It did get very cold down to about 3 degrees.