La Quinta Inn & Suites Albuquerque West
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... in pushing ahead of us in the cue for the chairs. Note to self: people are not as courteous everywhere as they are in NZ, one must be assertive in LAX. We waited there for almost an hour before I stood up as the next chair approached and claimed in for my grandmother. We had to check through another set of security then which wasn't again as lengthy or intense as the rumours suggest. Once in the terminal we had a 5 hour wait which extended as our plane to ...
... and dust swirling across the road, I imagine Ennio Morricone's theme tune for The Good, the Bad & the Ugly playing in the background. I'm sure you get the picture, but New Mexico is probably the most beautiful state I have been through on this trip so far.
I arrive at the Mauger Estate bed & breakfast in Albuquerque at exactly the right time, when the owner, Tammy, lays on cheese and ...
... should be more careful in the future and not eat big portions, but I survived the ordeal.
The next day, Tuesday, my cracked front windowshield was replaced. Meanwhile Diane and I went to see the movie 'Jobs' about Steve Jobs (1955-2011), the founder of Apple Computer. Both of us liked it and can heartily recommend it to anyone interested in focused, passionate, hard-driven personae who left this earth a very different place. Jobs had ...
... to be the only pedestrian . Sat in Claire's lovely garden in the evening and all of a sudden a tiny hummingbird flew up to a foot from my face and hovered beating wings, looked at me then flew off.... Really beautiful jaw -dropping experience ! Claire told me later she has a nest of them ! Also saw blood red finches and bright yellow ones feeding out back too. Had a chat then to bed after NPR podcast of new ...
... towards Mountainair, NM. It was an interesting drive. The GPS said it was about 36 miles but it ended up to be over 60 miles one way and we had to return by the same route. We drove by ranches, pueblos, train tracks (trains are so big here for transportation of goods) and up into the Manzano Mountains toward the Cibola National Forest and the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.
Driving up to the mountains ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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