Hotel Parq Central
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Having exhausted everything Gallup had to offer, we saddled up early this morning and hit the I-40 east. Again the landscape continued to dominate, with the flat topped mountains following us as we travelled along the grassy plains. Definitely volcano territory, with patches of lava flow along the route. With a shorter distance planned today, we …
... feeds the ski area, but not enough snow anywhere out west, so the ski areas are really suffering. Met Debbie and Francis (Mom), who own a seafood restaurant in Nags Head, NC, I think called Austin's. They have driven across country. After that, lunch at Chili's, then off to Old Town to find our B&B. The Bottger Mansion is a great place, just a block off Central Ave., the old Route 66. The hosts, Kathy and ...
... 360 acres and the launch field is 80 acres. Most interesting was an explanation of the "Albq Box", the weather phenomena that makes this the ideal launch site because of the temperature inversions that occur in the valley. The first manned balloon launch took place in Paris in 1783 and was witnessed by our own Ben Franklin.
Full day, we learned lots and the sky was a beautiful blue!
... a raindrop falls It's just another Ordinary miracle today The birds in winter have their fling And always make it home by spring It's just another Ordinary miracle today When you wake up everyday Please don't throw your dreams away Hold them close to your heart 'Cause we are all a part Of the ordinary miracle It seems so exceptional That things work out after all It's just another Ordinary miracle ...
... like we would never make it, it wasn't until about half way when i finally were able to pull to the die of the road as there was not a single truck stop along the way but we had this terrible noise coming from under the truck which need to be looked at - turns out it was a mudflap which started hitting the undercarriage when we got to 65 mph, the speed limit was 75 mph so we couldn't maximize our time for this whole part of the trip. A shot time later ...
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- Fitness/Health center
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