Taking it slow in Albuquerque

24May12

Often, when we enter larger cities we have a plan and we usually know a few things that we want to check out. Not this time. We had very little internet time leading up to our arrival to Albuquerque. This city stop would be dedicated to taking it slow, seeing what happens and spending time with extended family.  We had a great time relaxing and getting to know Ron and Leslie + their 2 giant Newfoundlands, Magpie and George. We went for walks and had dinners at home. We read books and magazines and watched Jimmy Fallon online.  Sometimes it’s nice to just take it slow and relax a bit and shake off the road. Thank you both!

Here are some photos from our leisurely stay in Albuquerque, NM…

George

On Thursday, may 17th we all piled into the van and went up to Elena Gallegos Picnic Area for an afternoon walk and picnic.  It is always exciting to get a birds eye view of the place you staying and this picnic area provided just that.

View of ABQ

A nice shady spot along our walk

Our picnic spot

Sandia Mountains

We also got a chance to do some riding on the Paseo del Bosque Bike Trail which was a nice way to get around town and do some shopping.

Bosque bike path

Years ago, Ron designed and built bicycle frames.  Some of them hung prominently in the house.

Bikes should always hang in the home!

Another custom frame

On Friday, we left Ron and Leslie’s and went over to Kit Carson park to be among the enormous Cottonwood trees we spotted a few days ago. We played frisbee and had lunch and watched the world go by. That afternoon we picked up the north bound Rail Runner train to Santa Fe to visit with friends.

Kit Carson Park

Railrunner

Up Next: Annular Eclipse and Santa Fe

Peace,

Debi and Bryan

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