Albuquerque, New Mexico- 8 Fun Things To Do in Duke City


Hi there everyone.  In a couple of weeks, Gene and I will be heading to Albuquerque so I did some more research on the area and check out some of the things we wanted to do while in New Mexico. We have actually been to Albuquerque quite a few times and have fond memories of the Balloon Fiesta, and our Breaking Bad tour. However, there are always more things to see and do, or explore in a different city.  Thus I did some research (so you don’t have to) and found 8 must-see attractions in the area. These are in no particular order.: Continue reading “Albuquerque, New Mexico- 8 Fun Things To Do in Duke City”

Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico – An Event Like No Other

Balloon Fiesta 1In October of 2014, we finally got to do something I had wanted to do for quite a long time, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The fiesta is a yearly nine-day event festival of hot air balloons which takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico each October. The event is the largest hot air balloon festival in the world and has over 500 balloons each year. There are special-shaped balloon rodeos, twilight balloon glows, and vibrant balloon-filled skies. It is truly a wonderful experience.

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Wheelchair Accessible Cities To Visit Across the US

Wheelchair Accessible 1 On our last trip to CA, we saw a game at Angels Stadium and booked a hotel room near the stadium to be closer to the airport (wonderful CA traffic and all, lol). Not sure how it happened, but somehow we ended up with a wheelchair accessible room. Didn’t realize it until we checked as it was a hotel with suites and I thought maybe we had just gotten a free update since we checked in after 11. I did like the fact that it had a removable shower head and handrails. I am short, so it was nice to be able to use the removable shower head instead of trying to fight with a standard showerhead that I can never reach  🙁  I also liked that the bathroom was a little bigger than a standard room. Again, I thought it was just because it was a suite room. Continue reading “Wheelchair Accessible Cities To Visit Across the US”

Trinity Site in Socorro, New Mexico – National Historic Landmark

Trinity Site - 6On an impromptu road trip to New Mexico in April of 2019, we were able to see the Very Large Array and the Trinity Site. It was something Gene had been wishing to see for quite a long time, but it just hadn’t happened. Part of this was caused by the fact that the site is ONLY open to the public twice a year. According to the White Sands Missile Range website, the site is opened on the first Saturday in April and October. At the time of this post, the next time it will be open to the public will be on April 3, 2021. This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. Continue reading “Trinity Site in Socorro, New Mexico – National Historic Landmark”

Breaking Bad Tour – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Breaking Bad 1While in Albuquerque to see the Trinity Site and the Very Large Array in April of 2019, we decided to our own version of the Breaking Bad Tour. We really enjoyed the show and thought it would be fun to see some of the sites that were featured in the series. Of course the two biggest places on our list were Los Pollos Hermanos (Twisters) and the home of Walter and Skyler White. However, there were many other interesting places from Breaking Bad, and I will share the places we visited on our short tour. Sadly there were more places we wanted to visit, but only had some much time. I will come back later to share more after our next visit to Albuquerque.  Here is what we saw on our first trip. Continue reading “Breaking Bad Tour – Albuquerque, New Mexico”