"time for just a little Albuquerque" New Mexico Favorite Tip by richiecdisc

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  late afternoon light at Oliver Lee State Park
by richiecdisc

Fondest memory: Well, it wasn't all that slow. D cut my hair and we made sure us and everything we owned was about as clean as we could get it. We were heading into the domain of uncertain showers and I'm not referring to New Mexico's lack of rainfall either. We checked out of what seemed the most luxurious Motel 6 in the world at around the noon, the latest check out time, and headed into the Old Historic District of Albuquerque. We hadn't seen anything the previous day, having spent it driving from Taos via the high road to Santa Fe, investigating that fine town and then hitting a brewpub en route to Albuquerque. It was too dark to take any photos and the room was calling us. We walked through the small historical area, snapped some photos and sat in the idyllic Plaza enjoying yet another charming New Mexican Old Town. But we didn't have time to dally too long as we had about a four hour drive down to Oliver Lee State Park, the site of our first night of camping in what we planned to be a very long string. Our eventual destination would be White Sands National Monument but unfortunately they didn't have a campground and we'd have to wait till the next day to explore that wonder. (concluded below in Fondest Memory)

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 17, 2009
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