Albuquerque Journals

New Mexico

A March 2000 trip to Albuquerque by Bavaria

Quote: A visit to friends

New Mexico

Best Of IgoUgo

Overview

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We started at the Harvey House Museum in Belen, next to the very busy railroad that was Santa Fe and is now BNSF, where our friend is a Docent. Another trip took us east to the Pueblos of the Salinas Valley, the old Mission and pueblo ruins at Abo. The site features sophisticated church architecture and a large unexcavated pueblo. We continued on to Mountainair.Quick Tips: To the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, close to Socorro, which is now winter home to some 18,000 Sand hill cranes, 30,000 snow and Ross's geese and 40,000 ducks. More than 300 species of birds use the refuge as an essential stopover on their spring and fall migrations. The refuge provides a permanent home to d...Read More

Local Market

Attraction

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A visit to the flea market at the State Fairgrounds in Albuquerque had to be cut short due to some unexpected high winds with gusts up to 30 miles an hour. The poor vendors gave up and went home after several showcases and other glassware shattered.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 1, 2000

Local Market
State Fairgrounds
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Old Town

Attraction | "Old Town Square"

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Went to Old Town Square for lunch at La Placita. Native Indian vendors lined the sidewalk around the square, offering their wares - spread out on blankets. Curio shops flank the square and offer an assortment of goodies. Sunday, 19th brought the great blackout to Albuquerque and surrounding areas. Brought on by a brush fire, the electricity was off for several hours. Tuesday brought snow and lower temperatures. Am glad to say that we enjoyed the flurry sitting nice and snug in the house.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 1, 2000

Old Town
303 Romero Northwest
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
(505) 243-3215