La Quinta Inn Albuquerque I-40 East / San Mateo
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Well, another full day! If you have not figured out the name of today's episode, you are not an Eagles fan. (more on this later) We left an hour late because the person before us in our room set the clock to Central time and we thought it was 8:00 when it was 9:00. Again today we paralleled the path of the old Route 66. Lots of the little towns …
... but making it. I hope he is still alright.
The quaker meeting house worked out and i slept in there basement. I made some food i had left over from my hike, and relaxed in a horozontal position for the first time in 3 nights.
i rode the busses all around the city, i explored and learned.
I got on craigslist and started looking for rooms but kinda freaked out when i realized that i had no idea what i was doing.... i needed a ...
... the three hours of hiking were totally awesome. :)
Next, we headed out of town, toward Arizona, where we went through the Petrified Forest National Park, complete with the Painted Desert. There, we saw hills like we had never seen before - layered red, white, and blue; rolling as well as plateaued; and some that looked like moonscape. It was as if we were experiencing something totally outside of this planet, something that made us feel really, ...
We are up at 4:30 a.m. to get to the launch area for the dawn patrol glow. It starts late, but when they finally get inflated and up, it's amazing! BALLOONS! I can’t believe the site: jewels in the sky! Then after dawn patrol is up, the rest of the field begins to fill and lift off. Holy Cow! We don’t know where to look! Just when one area looks empty, it fills with balloons! There has to be over 400 balloons ...
... time before sun-down. Unfortunately when we reached our destination, we were not at our destination leading the GPS to announce the dreaded "Recalculating". We then had the worst hour-long drive, never knowing whaen we would arrive at the campsite and both wishing we had stopped for a toilet break at the last gas station! It was worth the suffering though, to see the Grand Canyon in all it's glory!
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed