Albuquerque, New Mexico

A little over a week ago we pulled out of our Arlington, Texas spot and headed to Albuquerque! The drive was pretty good considering it was the first time I ever drove the RV! Andrew had work to do with his team so he got us onto the highway and to a rest stop. From there I took over. At first I figured I’d only drive in the right lane and was not sure if I’d ever learn to switch lanes and pass 18 wheelers but I did! We drove a total of 7 or more hours Sunday night and stopped at a truck stop for gas and sleep. The following morning Andrew took back over and we were at the RV Park in the early afternoon.

imageEnchanted Trails

Enchanted Trails was originally a trading Post on Rt 66 before it was purchased and converted to the park it is today. In this part of the country original Rt 66 only exists off main Interstate 40. This cute little park was down the street from Camping World and best of all only 8 minutes from the volcanoes at Petroglyph National Park. We spent a few mornings hiking around the volcanoes with the girls.

imageEnchanted Trails

While in Albuquerque, which I love, we visited the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Sandia Peak via the tramway, several restaurants, breweries and Breaking Bad sites. I’ll post separately about Breaking Bad for anyone that cares! Both museums were small, but had many interesting artifacts and information that pertained more to the local area. The tramway to Sandia Peak was something we normally would not bother with but I’m glad see did! The views were amazing and we made a reservation for the restaurant at the peak, High Finance, and as a result received $5 off each tramway ticket. The views from the top were awesome!! The restaurant was good and not overpriced. We had a great time! The restaurants we really enjoyed the most were Range Cafe, Savoy, and Cafe 66 New Mexican Restaurant. The Range Cafe was by far our favorite. After tasting at the brewery La Cumbre we were hungry for dessert. We did a quick yelp search and found this place for desserts! It was amazing! So good, we went back two more times to try breakfast and lunch. At no point were we disappointed and we were actually so pleased we bought their cookbook. Hopefully I can make some of these recipes on our four week visit in Reno. All three of these restaurants were used during the filming of Breaking Bad… Just saying.
The breweries here are awesome, awesome! Bring your dogs, hang out in a chill environment with great music, friendly staff, and delicious food provided by a food truck right outside.

imageThe volcanoes at Petroglyph National Park

imageTaken from Jemez Pueblo State Park

imageCar shot of Cafe 66... Yes it looks dumpy but the food was delicious!

Clearly, we had no fun at all while in Albuquerque! Ha!