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by Rozy Anderson
email@example.com, New Mexico
January 14, 2008
Los Angeles, California
August 7, 2006
From journal Finding Peace in Albuquerque
by two cruisers
June 21, 2006
From journal Road Trip to Las Vegas and Beyond
by wanderer 2005
February 9, 2005
Local Navajo Indians sell their turquoise jewelry and other wares on the sidewalks, San Felipe Church has services on the weekends and daily tours, the Candy Lady sells various 'dirty' chocolates and there are several restaurants that offer classic New Mexican dishes. Shopping includes, Navajo pottery, handmade silver and turquoise jewelry, sculptures, ironworks, furniture, textiles, cowboy boots, hand woven baskets and blankets, hand blown glass, leather goods, ceramics, artwork, the list goes on. You could spend 2 whole days here and still not go into every shop. There’s something new down every little side street.
One of my favorite things to eat is fry bread. Sweet puffed pastry covered in honey and powdered sugar! To die for! You have to try one of the 'Navajo tacos' at Frybread Mamas. YUMMY! And it’s inexpensive, that’s the best part! High Noon is a popular place to have lunch and is rather touristy and Maria Theresa is very expensive, but the best enchiladas and huevos rancheros are at Little Anita’s. it’s off the main square and more locals eat there than the other places in the square. Also off the main drag is the Candy Lady. She makes her own candy and cakes and is known for her ‘adult’ line, great for bachelor or bachelorette parties. There are several snack shops along the streets selling ice cream, sandwiches, and the like. Mariachi bands play in the main square on the weekends. If you're too full to walk after lunch, there are horse and carriage rides available.
Parking is somewhat limited, so watch the signs, or you'll get a parking ticket. Don’t park on the residential streets.
The best time of year to visit Old Town is at Christmas. They line the main plaza and sidewalks with luminarias and light them at night. It’s a really gorgeous picture op. See my attached picture.
For more info, visit, www.oldtownalbuquerque.com
From journal Great Food in an Unlikely Place
by Amy Travels
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
November 6, 2001
In 1880, the railroad came to Albuquerque, a few miles east of Old Town. The area around the depot called "New Town" (now downtown) boomed quickly into Albuquerque’s commercial center.
Today, Old Town contains many shops and art galleries. My husband and I enjoyed walking around the plaza, admiring the architecture. We picked up a free self-guided walking tour brochure at the visitor’s center, which is located in a little shopping area across the street from the plaza. We also enjoyed browsing through the shops and art galleries. Also worth visiting is the San Felipe de Neri Church (please see separate journal entry.)
Old Town Albuquerque is easy to find. Signs mark the exit off of I-40 and Old Town is located within minutes of the exit. It was definitely worth the stop on our drive from Petrified Forest National Park (see my Arizona journal) to Santa Fe. There is plenty of metered parking in the Old Town area.
From journal Shopping and History in Northwestern New Mexico
December 1, 2000
From journal New Mexico