La Quinta Inn Albuquerque I-40 East / San Mateo
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... off the plane in LA we noticed that the plane we were on was the Hobbit plane with the dragon smaug pictured along the side of the plane. I can now officially say I have flown in the belly of a dragon. LAX was quite an experience. We were lucky, in that we had preordered wheel chair assistance for my Nanna would finds it hard to stand for long periods of time. With this assistance we got ushered through customers in an express line where we weren't at all treated ...
... 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!
... in Albuquerque the bus I needed was just waiting outside so I got in line for it . A huge pueblo Indian guy leant forward and gave me a free bus ticket. Just use it, he said ! So I got on board and sat upfront looking out for my intersection with Washington st .. 10 minutes into the journey a young guy got on and started asking the driver for free ride ..' I just got outta jail, man' and held up his wrist ...
... Sandia Peak. They say the views are amazing from up there and it only runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day and during the balloon festival.
We had a very busy day but it was enjoyable even though the temperature was to hit 90 again. Where we spent the night has cooling winds because the mountains are only about a mile away and we are sitting on top of hill looking at the mountains and at the valley below with the Rio Grande. Heading north tomorrow ...
... takes you on a 2.7 mile ride to the top. We made the spectacular fifteen minute trip up in the late afternoon and considered staying up there to watch the sunset but it was pretty cold and windy at 10,378 feet so we didn't hang around for long. Unfortunately the wind had whipped up a lot of dust in the desert so the view of the city was very hazy but the mountains themselves were ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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