Rodeway Inn Midtown
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... fast and small snake.
After that we stopped at Subway to get a lunch for a picnic and then headed to another open space park, this one on the west side of town. We ate at a wrought iron table on the cement patio overlooking a large field in front of the river where dozens of Canada geese gathered. To my delight, 4 sandhill cranes flew in and landed at the far edge of the field.
We explored two trails along parts of the Rio ...
... whole trip had been full of beauty; northern Arizona and New Mexico are amazing. Gallup, however, not so much. It was a ****** little run-down town and I couldn't see myself staying there.
So back on the highway I went! And two minutes out of the mess that was Gallup I was back in the amazing, serene, beautiful landscape of New Mexico. It was great. But I was tired, and Albuquerque wasn't getting much closer, and the Super moon was coming. Finally I pulled over in Grants, ...
... see the gas gauge going down $$
We had to pull over and drive the old route 66 through Tucumcari, NM - they said on the sign that we had to .. so we did.. it was very cool, felt like we stepped back in time. All the motels were in good condition and probably looked just like they did in the 50s. The 'famous' Blue Swallow Motel was there as well. It was well worth the quick detour.
Next stop was the Blue Hole. ...
... a great interest in. The shop has all manner of items relating to balloons: clothing, little balloons, and jewelry. Jo's mom is a balloon aficionado, or just likes them. So we found one that could hang from a hook for her small patio in San Diego.
After a unremarkable lunch, we went to the New Mexico Museum of Natural ...
... Albuquerque, founded in 1706, has a small, historic, old town area with architecture similar to that found in Santa Fe. As with most places in the state, there's a very Mexican feel to it and we wandered around the streets for a while before having an ice cream.
The city is overlooked by the towering Sandia mountains and what used to be the world's longest cable car (it's ...