Tag Archive: New Mexico Attractions

Jan 05

Top 10 Albuquerque

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ABQ a city that we have visited many times as we have trekked out west.  It is fun a city, lots to see and do.  We enjoy Albuquerque probably more than we should.  One reason might be due to the fact there is not whole bunch of things to see on the way there. Western …

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Dec 15

Mass Ascension: ABQ Balloon Festival

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The Mass Ascension was sight to behold.  We imagined it was going to be something special, but even our wildest imagination fell far short. Hundreds of bright colorful balloons drifting away.  It was like poetry in motion.  We love to travel around and not see the same place over again but right after we saw …

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Dec 03

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

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The Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is a nice little oasis in Albuquerque New Mexico.  It provides its visitors access to the Paseo del Bosque trail, a 16-mile bike trail that follows the Rio Grande.  Besides its easy on and off access to the trail, the Rio Grande Nature Center is a good place to …

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Nov 29

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

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The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta is a feast for the senses.  A spectacle almost beyond imagination.  Very few things live up to the hype, but I can honestly say that the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta not only lived up to our expectations but surpassed it. The only sore spot about the whole experience was that we thought …

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Nov 25

Petroglyph National Monument

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Situated on the Westside of Albuquerque, Petroglyph National Monument was an ideal stop for us as we were in town for the balloon fiesta.  It was cheap to visit. The weather was nice so being outside was a must.  It was also one of the last major attractions in the ABQ that we had not …

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Nov 24

Blue Hole

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Blue Hole… What can one say about it other than the name fits.  Blue Hole in Santa Rosa New Mexico was an instant hit for my wife.  She loved it.  Now we are not scuba divers, but she was struck by the beauty of the crystal clear blue water in the sea of tans, reds, …

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Nov 23

New Mexico Route 66 Museum

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The New Mexico Route 66 Museum is a good get out of the car and stretch stop along I40 in Tucumcari New Mexico. There are a couple of reasons for this, its free, donations are suggested.  It is small but filled with interesting objects about the legendary road.  Last but not least, it has the …

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Nov 22

Tucumcari Murals

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The Tucumcari Murals were a welcome diversion for us as we were traveling along Interstate 40 between Albuquerque and Amarillo.  Tucumcari is a small town whose heyday came and went with the mother road, Route 66.  For those that have traveled through eastern New Mexico it can be hard to find things there to help break …

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Nov 21

Route 66 Monument: Americana Icon

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Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico is a quaint tribute to the Mother Road.  An adobe-ish like sandstone base with a chromed out fender that spells out Route 66 is what you are going to find in this quintessential Route 66 town.  If you are fan of getting your kicks on Route 66 then …

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Oct 04

Mesalands Dinosaur Museum

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Our little daughter had a blast at the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum during our most recent road trip.  The Mesalands Dinosaur Museum provided our family with the perfect place to get out of our car and stretch our legs.  Located just off of I-40 in the town of Tucumcari the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum is truly a …

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