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  • 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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  • Day27

    day 24: Albuquerque

    December 23, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    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

  • Day25


    February 5, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Moin, Moin,
    Heute ging es von Santa Rosa NM nach Albuqurque NM. Jetzt wo die Beine langsam müde werden, geht es in die Berge. Ohne Vorwarnung raus aus dem Hotel und 12 km den Berg hoch, HURRA! Heute habe ich, wie schon viele Helden vor mir, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Glen Ford, u.s.w., den Rio Pecos überquert. Seit gestern sind wir auf der „Route 66“ unterwegs und werde diese, so wie es im Moment aussieht, bis zum Pazifik auch nicht mehr verlassen. Im Mittelpunkt des heutigen Tages stand ab der „Superbowl LI“. Als Ort zum Feiern haben wir uns das „Buffalo Wild Wings“ www.buffalowildwings.com/en/menu/ ausgesucht. Mit dem Beginn der Nationalhymne trafen wir ein und hatten dann zum Cointoss von Präsident Bush und seiner Frau Nancy unsere Plätze eingenommen, die wir bis zum Spielende, nach vier Stunden, auch nicht mehr verlasen haben. Wir haben uns zum Spiel ein kleines Fünfgang-Menü gebastelt.
    Chips mit Hähnchen, Käsesauce, Tomaten
    Gebackene Mozzarellabällchen mit rauchiger Spezialsauce
    Awardwinning Chickenwings mit einmal als BBQ und einmal als Mild
    Kartoffelwedges mit Sour Cream
    Chicken Whrap mit Ranchdressing und pommes
    Morgen mehr.
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  • Day0

    ABQ before we left.

    September 3, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 68 °F

    We are flying American Airlines over and will have legs on British Airline from Heathrow to Glasgow and all the way back to Chicago. I was worried that I couldn’t reserve seats on BA but resigned myself that I would just take what fate provides. We did purchase the extra leg room from US to Heathrow on AA when we purchased our tickets in July. Afterwards, I received an e-mail from AA with an offer to have a temporary upgrade  through Dec ‘16, which I couldn’t turn down. We also spent the $$s and have signed up for Global Entry, which seems to be giving us TSA Pre. So, now I notice we are Platinum on AA (from my previous flights to UK I am now almost a ½ million miler!). I was able to get the exit row for the domestic flight without extra charge and  it looks like the flight from Heathrow to Glasgow is in isle 1!  So far, so good!

    I have spent the day translating information on the better sites to the GPS chips and compiling the things-one-could-do list. So far we have airline tickets, 2 nights lodging in Glasgow and a rental car 2 days after we land. The rest we will wing while we are there. Time to pack bags!

    Looking forward to the sites around Scotland
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  • Day52

    Ubiquitous Ravens

    October 31, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    As fans of GoT will know ravens are very useful intelligent birds. We have been surprised at how common and widespread they have been in our travels throughout California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. Just love them.

  • Day1

    Frontier Restaurant

    March 22, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Huevos Rancheros for our first New Mexico breakfast with one of their famous cinnamon rolls for dessert.

    Editing to add that the huevos rancheros and tortillas were amazing. The cinnamon roll, meh....

    “Situated across from the University of Mexico, this Albuquerque fixture has been serving a Southwestern menu featuring homemade flour tortillas, breakfast burritos and its signature sweet rolls since 1971. An eclectic assortment of artwork adorns the old-school space, which seats more than 300 people in its five dining rooms.”Read more

  • Day1

    Satellite Coffee

    September 20, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 77 °F

    Rather than hole up in a hotel room all day to work, I took a walk down University Ave to find a decent coffee place. And I did! The walk here wasn't very scenic unless you like looking at freeways, but I ended up at the very Northern end of the University district, which is apparently where all the health facilities are. I am listening to the ladies next to me talk about scrubs and medical transcription, so there you have it. Anyway, this place is your standard artsy coffee place, with lots of seating, free wifi, and wonderful cold brew. Hello office-for-the-afternoon....Read more

  • Day25

    On the way to Flagstaff

    May 22, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    We left Albuquerque on the way to Flagstaff and had to stop for gas right away. We were in a town called Pueblo of Laguna. The person next to us filling up said: "you are from God's country!" We looked at his hat and it was a Minnesota Vikings hat! He introduced himself to us as the former lieutenant governor of the city. Folks were extremely friendly there.Read more

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