Juan de Oñate led an expedition into New Mexico for Spain in 1598. This snapshot is of a memorial to the people who came with him and is located near the Old Town in Albuquerque. New Mexico is an old settlement.
There is a cafe in Albuquerque named the Route 66 Cafe. They have the old fashioned style of shakes. Notice the big metal container where they twirl all that goodness around before bringing it to the table. It was a Mud Pie malt. It was really good.
New Mexico. Interstate 40. West of Albuquerque. There’s not a lot out there, is there? Maybe that’s the beauty of it.
I’ve been there a few times before, but I’ve never ridden the tram up to the peak. The tramway is the world’s longest passenger aerial tramway. The tramway has a total diagonal distance of almost 15,000 feet. The base of the tramway is located in the northern section of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Albuquerque Balloon Fest (ABF) is a truly spectacular experience. Actually, I just like Albuquerque in general. The balloon fest makes it worth driving 500 miles to visit. It’s special because it represents events, those little get-togethers that the human race does to celebrate life. What would we be without balloon festivals, state and county fairs, carnivals, mardi gras and other gatherings? Just another animal roaming the planet foraging for an existence. These events are little celebrations of life that happen all over the world. I’m happy to attend. Significance? Life isn’t just all about employment or keeping the lawn looking respectable.