Travelodge Albuquerque Midtown
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... the next corner and we were smack bang in the movie set and the real Maggies Diner. We stopped for the mandatory photos. So totally by accident we had found our way onto Route 66.
Carl and Paola soon caught up with us at the Motel and were very jealous of our find. Unfortunately it was 52 miles back tracking and time did not permit that detour.
An early night in readiness for finding the rest of Route 66 ...
... then on old route 66 for 25 miles, then back on the interstate for 10 miles.....etc. I also realized that a lot of route 66 had NOTHING on it....it's just open road. The buildings, especially the ones left, have some distance between them.
Some areas have buildings that I'd like to photograph, but no place to pull off. Not much we can do about that...so we keep going. We get closer to Albuquerque and our studies tell us that taking ...
... We get changed and head to the rooftop bar at the Parq Central Hotel (thanks to a recommendation in the NY Times), we get there just in time for the best view of the sunset. The hotel and bar are super cool and if I were ever in Albuquerque again this would be a must. I actually took a photo of the menu because the drink I had was so delicious (it was the Summer Smash if you're wondering). Dinner is at Sophia's Place, which appeared on Diners, Drive ...
... the 1600 and 1700s, and then with the new Americans stopping on their way west.
They were drawn here by water. There is a pool of water that is runoff from the mountain...this region is very dry, so clean and abundant water was a big deal...so the Spanish, and then the wagon trains, came here to replenish and rest. The mountain is sandstone, hence very soft and easy to carve into...so there are thousands ...
... of basalt black rock in original volcanic forms that were etched by the Puebloan Natives some 700-2000 years ago. It's difficult to imagine something etched with primitive stone cutting tools surviving the weather elements for eons. We were rather delighted it was 85 degrees, and not the normal summer temps. What a wonderful educational, outdoor experience.
We rested up and then to Buca ...