Albuquerque NM and eating with old friends!

August 16, 2019 to
September 3, 2019


Enchanted Acres and Trading Post
Albuquerque, NM

I promised ElizaBeth that Albuquerque would be cooler than Las Cruces, and if I was correct in the least, it was only a few slight degrees less. The weather was hot. We planned on combining business and pleasure, as I needed to visit some schools as part of the report I’m writing for the NM Higher Education Department.

One of the neat things this park has are the old vintage trailers that are available for rent.

We also started our Route 66 Passport:

We made time to go to the Telephone Pioneer Museum. These are just a couple of pictures, as I did a separate post for the museum.

Best of all, we had a chance to see some old friends we have not seen in a while. We had lunch with Renette Apodaca at the 66 Diner one day, and with Matt Ochoa and Melissa Fernandez at Spinn on another. You could staff a small size university with people who used to work at NMSU and do it well – and it was good to see everyone. 66 Diner and Spinn both turned out to be new stops in the ongoing search of the best green chile cheeseburger.

We didn’t get a lot of dates but ElizaBeth and I did eat at Los Compadres.

I was able to talk with facilities staff at CNM, UNM, UNM HSC, UNM Valencia, NM Highlands, and Santa Fe Community College. As it turned out, I created a separate page just for the pictures of the visits to universities in New Mexico, but here are a few. Notice I can always go straight to the Physical Plant.

We made it to Old Town because we’re going out of the way to find unique Christmas presents from our travels for the kids and grandkids. We found a few more gifts that we can’t show pictures of!!

These are from the vintage laundry room:

We did manage to make a Labor Day weekend out of our trip although the weather never did cool off as we hoped. That’s okay though as we have a hot tub, a pool, and someone else takes care of both!

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