Value Place Albuquerque Central
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... and the silver Kia Soul NEXT to the green Kia lit up. No wonder the car didn't start, we were in the wrong one! Duh! Talk about unconscious. Well that was worth a good laugh.
We drove to an open space park north of town and spent some time walking a short trail. The day was lovely, with a perfect blue sky and a temperature in the high 60's. We saw beautiful yellow flowers, mountains in the distance, cactus, grasshoppers, lizards, a raven, and ...
... confusing. Still, very beautiful! I did see Newspaper Rock, which has these ancient petroglyphs, writing from the early Americans scratched onto rocks.
So finally I headed back onto the highway and aimed for Albuquerque, but it was too far away. I decided to stop in Gallup, New Mexico, based on a web search, and get a hotel for the night. I wanted to try to catch some photos of the Super Moon since I figured I could get some cool shots of it rising against the wild NM ...
... the series recently, it feels like I've been here before. This prompts me to drive by some of the other locations in the morning, such as Jane's apartment (where romance blossoms for Jesse Pinkman, albeit short lived) and I can't resist to get my car washed at the A1 car wash (which Tyler and Walt bought to launder his meth money). After replacing a bulb in one of my headlights, I set course for Arizona.
... Mountains (at an elevation of 7,000 feet), Santa Fe is brimming with reminders of nearly four centuries of Spanish and Mexican rule. We enjoyed walking the streets and stopping in the shops. The town is very artistic and is full of artist studios with various paintings ranging in styles from modern to classical.
Our last morning in New Mexico was suppose to be the grand finale. We awoke and started driving before the sun to meet the hot air balloon ...
... and exclaiming, "You should see it, the streets are flooded...This guy came zooming down the street and the water flew up like a giant wave and soaked me...I'm done, that's it"! Well we'll see...I know my wife...I bet it's not over yet.
Update: It wasn't over...I went with her! After, we had a very nice supper at a quaint Mexican resturant!
Odometer Reading today: 59,973
Miles traveled to date: 3,328