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  • Day32

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    May 5 in the United States

    Today is cinco de mayo, so we were hoping to experience some local culture today. Elisa found a cinco de mayo folk art festival not far so we thought we could check that out.

    As we didn't get to do the train yesterday we were going to take the train today. The road runner train looked nice and modern. Luckily Elisa checked the schedule before we walked half a mile to the closest station, as it only ran every 5 hours or so. 5 hours... no wonder no one takes the train. Its not convenient and based off a conversation with a local, it's expensive and not affordable.

    So, off we went to the festival by car. The festival was more like a small art market, which had very little food and was not as big as advertised. Everyone was very nice and the solar lamps were interesting, along with bottle cap artwork. There was some nice jewelry and metal work. There was a older lady who saw Josh pushing the empty pram/stroller, as Elisa was holding Inara, and was so excited to see a baby. She came up to Inara and touched her cheeks and hugged Elisa and Inara both, a few times.

    After the market we headed into old town Albuquerque. It was very cute and what we actually thought Santa Fe would be like. The old town had a plaza, place for celebration and community across from the St Felipe church. The whole area was in the pueblos style houses and stores in the earth tone brown. There was gallery's and tourists shops, along with restaurants and little public squares in amongst the buildings. The squares were decorated with benches, water fountains, cactus and flowers. Over the day, it seemed each square has some musician playing in it.

    We sat down after our quesadilla lunch and listened to a 4 piece guitar ensemble. They played Spanish music and Inara and Brandon did some grooving to them. We don't know if this is a normal weekend occurrence or if it was because of Cinco de mayo.

    In the first store we went to, a retail store selling different onyx items, the seller gave Inara and Brandon a necklace each and seemed to love Australians. He was very funny and seemed to be a friendly person.

    The plaza was not celebrating Cinco de mayo, but lemonade day. There was at least a dozen primary school kids with their own lemonade stands, selling different types of lemonade and snacks. Prices ranged from 50 cents to $3 for a lemonade glass. The amount of time and effort the kids (or parents) put into the advertising, banners and tables /stands was impressive. Brandon got a very thirst quenching home made lemonade.

    While walking around we also found a nice playground with slides, monkey bars, and everything that a kid could want, attached to a nice green park. There where a few family get togethers for the holiday.

    We made it back to the camp, had a lovely swim in the pool, did another load of laundry (as it was $2.50 total for a wash and dry, and has been the cheapest yet) and had a nice pasta dinner.

    We were situated right next to the playground so it was a great way for Brandon to meet other kids. That night Brandon became friends with Thor (real name Travis) a 4 year old from Durango, Colorado and Luke, a 3yr old from a town not too far in New Mexico. They all had a great time together at the playground, or scootering/ riding bikes together. It was lovely talking to the parents and learning about their lives. We had a few drinks with Jason, Thor' s dad and the highlight was glow in the dark bocce ball.

    Everyone was so friendly at the KOA. We even met an older couple from Farmington who at the end of our conversation hugged Elisa and told her that if we need anything, they are in that cabin. The KOA was packed over the weekend as many locals were camping for sport. We knew that families have camped for a track meet, lacrosse, baseball, and basketball.

    We had a lovely time on New Mexico. Santa Fe was was a bit disappointing but Meow Wolf was a good surprise. Albuquerque was pleasant and relaxing, but the best of this stop was the people.
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  • Day1

    Driver swap

    October 27 in the United States

    Driver swap and food and bathroom break had fun driving today lots of stuff to see and crazy people freaking out at the pumps. Stupid owner operators they are always in a hurry they like to flash their headlights and blow their air horn if they freak out. Sucks for them they need to learn. Hope everyone is doing good. Be safe.Read more

  • Day73

    Petroglyph National Monument - NM

    May 2 in the United States

    On the edge of Albuquerque, New Mexico is Petroglyph National Monument. After a tour of the visitor centre we drove 6 miles to the trail head at Piedras Marcadas Canyon. There are around 5000 petroglyphs in the canyon carved 400 - 700 years ago by the Pueblo people who inhabited the area. Birds, reptiles, people, circles and hands, some with 6 fingers which was common and revered among the Pueblans. Some of the petroglyphs look distinctly alien, giving rise to the theory that earth has been visited by them in the distant past. It was great to walk, climb and try and spot them.Read more

  • Day11

    New Mexico!

    April 26 in the United States

    After Amarillo, like the coin decided for me, i wanted to head a bit more south. That’s what i was going to do... i guess. So ofcourse i started to doubt if this would be the right choice, i decided to just get on the road and take my little tank just a little bit towards Albuquerque and see if my mind is actually making up its mind. While on the road, I noticed that there was a really strong wind pushing me to the south, and even big trucks did not seem to keep their position on the road very well, so i had to get off the main road for a while, next to the freeway. While i was driving a more comfortable 45 mph, i saw a sign on the road telling me that i was on the good old Route 66 once more!. After driving for a while i saw a person standing next to the road, with a huge backpack on, and a cardboard saying Albuquerque... In a split decision i decided to take this guy in, and also decided in that instance, that i could probably also drive to Albuquerque and then head south as the coin decided for me.
    This really nice guy turned out to be hitchhiking across the USA for about a year after graduation, and it was fun having some good company during the drive! The drive to Albuquerque was really showed that the climate was changing, and the view changed more into a desert area, with big mountains in the background. When we reached a town about 60 miles from my final destination, we both went our own way.. probably after letting him listen to some classic happy hardcore songs from Europe did the trick haha.
    After arriving on a city campground, which ofcourse had plenty of RVs around, but no people, who could have guessed!, i decided to stick around in New Mexico for a couple of days, as there are many great places to visit in this State.

    Next morning, i found out that my refrigerator died on me last night, so before i can head out, i will have to visit a repair shop to get this thing sorted out, but this gives me some time to write this blog, so all is fine!

    See you later!

    Eric
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  • Day81

    On the Road

    April 22 in the United States

    Auf dem Weg vom Monument Valley zu unserem nächsten Ziel, Dallas, haben wir heute die ersten 511 km von den insgesamt 1553 km unter die Räder genommen und machen in Albuquerque Zwischenhalt.
    Auch nur das Highway-Fahren ist ein Erlebnis: unendliche Ebenen, kerzengerade Strassen, einzigartige Wolkenformationen. Ich glaube, man muss die USA gerade auch auf diese Weise „erfahren“.Read more

  • Day9

    Albuquerque NM

    May 23 in the United States

    We visited the Petroglyph National Monument just outside the city as well as the Old Town. All very Hispanic. Then watched the sunset at Sandia Crest.

  • Day139

    Petroglyph Nat'l Meh [Albuquerque]

    August 15 in the United States

    The morning began at the Zia Pueblo north of Albuquerque where we watched a hundred dancers in native costumes celebrating some Catholic saint. Which seems odd considering what the church did to their ancestors hundreds of years ago.

    Then it was on to Petroglyph National Monument which touts the highest concentration of rock art in the Western hemisphere. Tens of thousands spread over several square miles. The first site leads you on a roughly paved trail up a steep slope where you get up close and personal with dozens of glyphs.

    Alas, this was all a tease. The next site in the park is a sandy trail that over two miles reveals exactly zero petroglyphs. Oh, we could have brought binoculars but the thrill was gone. The Monument was a meh.
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  • Day27

    day 24: Albuquerque

    December 23, 2015 in the United States

    we left Amarillo and started making our way to Albuquerque. on the way we stopped at this Cadillac ranch where it is just some Cadillacs half buried in the ground and people graffiti them, we got to graffiti them up for a bit then jumped back on the bus. on the way to Santa Fe we seen.... SNOW! was the first time I had ever laid eyes on the snow I was fairly excited ha. we stopped at Santa Fe and I got to finally touch the snow. was awesome threw a few snowballs around before we finally made our way off to grab some lunch. we got to Albuquerque and a few of us went out for a wander we went to a shop that made the candy for breaking bad which was cool we were gonna go see some sights from the show but it got a bit to late and was dark so we headed back for dinner. After dinner we chilled out and had a few beers while we sang karaoke at the hotel till they had enough of us ha. Few ripper songs got sung. Jakes death metal song was a highlight. I sung the classic aussie tune bloke by chris franklin.Read more

  • Day6

    Musical Highway

    March 27 in the United States

    Couldn’t leave New Mexico without driving this brief stretch of Route 66.

    Most rumble strips alert drivers they’ve strayed too close to the edge of the road with a loud, grating vibration. The grooved lines on a sleepy stretch of Route 66 near Tijeras, New Mexico have a different trick up their sleeve: They sing.

    On this quarter-mile section of the highway, the rumble strips have been engineered to sound like the song “America the Beautiful.” But they won’t croon their patriotic tune for anyone with a lead foot. Drivers have to be going exactly 45 miles per hour (the speed limit) to hear the vibrations in action.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Bernalillo County, مقاطعة بيرناليلو, Берналило, বেরনালিল্লো কাউন্টি, Condado de Bernalillo, Bernalillo maakond, Bernalillo konderria, شهرستان برنالیو، نیومکزیکو, Comté de Bernalillo, Bernalillo, okrug, Bernalillo megye, Բերնալիլո շրջան, Contea di Bernalillo, ベルナリオ郡, 베르나릴로 군, Bernalillo Kūn, Beeʼeldííl Dahsinil Bił Hahoodzo, Hrabstwo Bernalillo, برناللو کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Bernalillo, Берналилло, Округ Берналило, Берналільйо, بیرنلیو کاؤنٹی، نیو میکسیکو, Quận Bernalillo, Condado han Bernalillo, 伯納利歐縣

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