Super 8 Motel Albuquerque East
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... to the Explora Kids museum to play about for a while (most of the exhibits were a bit old for Cameron but it was a low brain requirement for a few hours.)
After an early night we were ready to hit the Breaking Bad location trail. We shunned the $70 pp (plus tip) guided tour and after a bit of online research programmed the sat nav with:
1. Walt & Skylar's house - in the 30 seconds we cruised past there were three other cars cruising and the owners of ...
... have just gone to Disney, he was actually upset that no one told him that was an option.
And that's how I ended up driving 11 hours from our home in Monument, Colorado to a hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We checked in just as everyone in the lobby was shouting, Happy New Year! and downing their drinks. Not the most exciting New Year I have ever spent, but I mean, I finished a book in the car so...there's ...
... a landscape of exquisitely colourful petrified logs with patterns of blended yellows, reds, black, blue, brown, white and pink. It looked almost like they had been cut into sections by a sharp blade, instead over the years they just crack. These ancient fossils are trees that lived over 200 million year ago. Paleontologists have found dinosaur fossils here.
Another pit stop at an Indian Reservation and I purchase a unique Sand Painting.
Then the rain ...
... among the ruins gave us such a strong sense of desolation and isolation.
We didn't get to Albuquerque till after 8:00. Exhausted, we simply watched a couple episodes of Supernatural Season 4 on my laptop, and then crashed.
Next morning we were up early to continue our scenic trip home-ward. Again, we stayed on US 40, only cruising Route 66 to visit some more "ghost ...
... like we would never make it, it wasn't until about half way when i finally were able to pull to the die of the road as there was not a single truck stop along the way but we had this terrible noise coming from under the truck which need to be looked at - turns out it was a mudflap which started hitting the undercarriage when we got to 65 mph, the speed limit was 75 mph so we couldn't maximize our time for this whole part of the trip. A shot time later ...