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Other Road Trips, Albuquerque: 9 reviews and 15 photos

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by kymbanm

My best friend and I left ABQ about noon, and were driving to El Paso to meet her family.

We drove south on I-25 for a while :) We took an hour's detour (okay, closer to 2 hours) and wandered over to White Sands for a quick visit. We then returned to our I-25 southbound route, and made it to El Paso, ate dinner in Juarez and soaked in the hotel hot tub back on the US side of the border.

In the morning we got up and wandered our way back into New Mexico and Carlsbad Caverns (US 182 north). We drove back to ABQ after our tour of the caves (US 285 to I-40), and despite a few stops for gas, food, and wandering/leg stretching, - and even a trip into my favorite gift shop - we made it back home about 2300..

Though short, we saw all we wanted to see, but it would have been nicer to have just a little more time to enjoy each location.

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  • Updated Jun 17, 2005
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