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Bernalillo County

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  • Day21

    Alberquerque- New Mexico

    August 18, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Got another KOA campground, less than a mile down the road we hit the Manzano Baptist Church just in time for the 6.30pm service. Great message & very warm friendly service. Local Sherrif was in the congregation so we should be right here. Then got to have a beautiful Mexican dinner at El Patron Restaurant. No grass at this campground so the air mattress better hold up cause there's alot of stones!Read more

  • Day12

    Into Balloon Fiesta Park

    October 9, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Had rough start to our day. Had a major mishap getting out of RV park this morning. Some exterior damage to coach. However Tom pulled it together and he lead our caravan of 3 RVs to the park successfully. We had a catered BBQ dinner tonight and heard a talk by 2 balloon pilots. One had a square basket with 2 burners and the other a triangular basket with 1 burner. Took a picture of the mountain at sunset. Supposed to get cold tonight. Hope balloons will go off in the AM.Read more

  • Day13

    Amazing Day!

    October 10, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Started at 6 AM on the balloon field. It was too windy today as the cold front is coming do the Dawn Patrol balloons did not even go up. The special shape balloons blew up but did not fly today. Turtle balloon on the ground, blowing up with the fan and then up with hot air burner. So by 8:40 balloons were down so we headed to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. We hiked up a slot canyon. It was about 4 miles round trip. The peaks were formed from lava. I have many more amazing photos from today!Read more

  • Day14

    Balloons, balloons, balloons!

    October 11, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    Up at 6AM for the Dawn Patrol. The first balloons to go up and test the wind. Then the mass ascension of hundreds of balloons. Then more balloons coming into the field and trying to drop beanbags on a target or throw a ring over a pole. All that was over by 9AM. It was in the 30's this morning. We bundled up. High 60's later in the day.
    We had lunch at El Pinto with the whole rally group. Then we visited the Balloon Museum. There is still Balloon Glow and fireworks tonight!
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  • Day15

    Balloons and Petroglyphs

    October 12, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Started the day early and watched the Dawn Patrol leave and then the winds brought them back and then they headedt. The mass ascension began and you could see hundreds of balloons in the sky at the same time. The rally provided breakfast burritos today. They were quite tasty with green chilies. Then Tom, Denise and I went to Petroglyph National Monument. We went to the visitor center first for a short movie and then you could drive to 3 different locations to see the petroglyphs. We went to Boca Negra Canyon. Native American ancestors scratched the petroglyphs into the volcanic rock.
    Balloon Glow and fireworks yet to come this evening.
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  • Day12

    Albaquerque - Gallup

    April 30, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Einsamkeit Naturschauspiel schotterstrecke und Schlaglöcher waren heut an der tagesordnung

  • Day6

    Tag 6 - Der Morgen in Albuquerque

    June 13, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 22 °C

    Noch ein Foto vom gestrigen Sonnenuntergang... Heute sind wir nach dem Frühstück in den ältesten Teil der Stadt aufgebrochen, über den Rio Grande und haben uns die Architektur rund um den zentralen Platz angesehen. Die Geschäfte waren noch geschlossen und wir hatten die Straßen fast für uns. Dann haben wir abgebaut und los ging's zur nächsten Station.Read more

  • Day73

    Petroglyph National Monument - NM

    May 2, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    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

  • Day32

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    May 5, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    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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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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