Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Albuquerque Airport
Travel Blogs from Albuquerque
Off we go again. We stop off at the Petrified Forest NP. The Painted Desert unfolds before your eyes as far as you can see, beautiful red, orange, purple, yellow, green and grey. A valley of colour. We drive further through the Badlands towards Puerco Pueblo ancient village, were the ancestral Puebloan people lived between A.D 1250 & 1380 close to the Dead Wash River, took some excellent pictures of rock drawings. Continuing alone we reach the Triassic ...
... we planned our route inside and went off on our way. We went back in to Santa Fe for some shopping and sights; they had a chile shop so we had to buy a cook book! We wandered and took some pics and visited the Loretto Chapel, which has a spiral staircase built in the 1800's with not one screw or nail, it is all wood. Here I lit a candle in the church for my dad and grandparents, and took a few moments. We continued to stroll round Santa Fe as per the day before, ...
Looks like we were a little too eager to say 'left the snow behind!' Not a nice driving day. We spent New Year's Eve in Oklahoma City. We walked around looking at the lights, had a drink at the Bourbon Street Cafe (super jazz music) before heading ...
... a case of wine along with us and we enjoyed a bottle together each night. I don't want to open a bottle and finish it. That would slow down the trip considerably. I also am not setup to carry an open bottle of wine in the car.
I listened to the radio and my book on cd alternately, depending on what radio stations were available. I kept losing radio, cellphone and garmin service from time to time. No big deal.
... of snow anywhere else nearby. This made for an interesting time. The four of us each sunk down up to our knee in the snow at least once, and while trying to get out, one of us lost a shoe and we had to dig it out. After we crossed the snowy patch, we walked without incident up to the viewing area, and saw the snowy mountains all stretched out ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking