Travel Blogs from Albuquerque
... Santa Fe, went to laundromat, did some desperately dirty laundry, went back to the hotel, packed up, and left for Albuquerque. Friends had told us we should do the Sandia Peak Tramway. We were happy we did - Jane was a BIT leery of the height - gets almost 1000 feet above the canyon floor, with a 1.5 mile longest span, but the scenery was great from the top. Again, a beautiful day, you could see for miles. The ...
... Route 66. For you fans of "Breaking Bad", the props from the show were donated for auction benefitting the battered and homeless woman's center of Albq.
Our last lecture of the day was a primer on hot air ballooning. The Balloon Fiesta started in Albq in 1972. It peaked with 1019 balloon launches in the year 2000. Kodak says it is the most photographed event in the world. The ...
... ordinary miracles across this whole great country of ours. It's not that unusual When everything is beautiful It's just another Ordinary miracle today The sky knows when it's time to snow Don't need to teach a seed to grow It's just another Ordinary miracle today Life is like a gift, they say Wrapped up for you everyday Open up, and find a way To give some of your own Isn't it remarkable? ...
... didn't, the snow covering the RV didn't budge until 2:00pm when we were well within desert regions and the sun was belting down. We end up going across to Walmart to get some supplies and the walk over was just horrible, only 2 minutes walk but the wind just cut straight through and it was freezing.
Time for beanies and double jackets now.We left at about 11:00 and had another 6 hours to get to Albuquerque in New Mexico.
The drive was slow ...
... br> Sandia is apparently the word for watermelon in Spanish. The story the tram attendant gives is that the mountain is named after the pink color that Sandia gives off at dusk. I read online that it is more likely that the mountain is called Sandia because the native people were growing squash, I think it was, that the Spanish didn't have a name for and called it watermelon instead. At any rate, Sandia is a nice ride and then there are several hikes you can take at ...
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