Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque KOAMay 30, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C
Today we crossed the Continental Divide at 7,500 feet which means our trip is all downhill from here. We have stopped in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This stop is just that, only a stop for the night. We have already spent considerable tourist time here during previous trips. Albuquerque is worth a look!
As cities go, Albuquerque is one of the more inviting ones we have visited. It has much history and culture to absorb. It's big, 190 square miles, with a metropolitan population of 916,000. It is an old town, founded in 1706 by the Spanish. The "Old Town" still thrives today with businesses, restaurants, and a church surrounding a central plaza. The "New Town" was founded when the railroad came to town, but not to the Old Town. Since then the city has been steadily growing and at times by leaps and bounds. Today the urban sprawl continues as the city expands westward and culturally it remains the crossroad of New Mexico.Read more