Sunday, May 2, 2010
Today we toured museums in Albuquerque. First stop was the Museum of Natural History, where they have some excellent exhibits of the age of dinosaurs, including a new T-Rex. The we hurried off to the Pueblo Cultural Center for the Spring Dances. They did a combination of eagle, butterfly & sheep dance. Then they did a circle dance & asked for people to participate - Sandra did. They have a good museum, as well, and the place has been updated with a new gift shop and galleries.
Next stop - lunch at the Frontier Restaurant, a 24/7 institution near UNM. Bill had a bowl of posole and Sandra enchilada plate. Back to the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, where we saw paintings - Blumenschein, Hurd, but no O'Keeffe. Also history of Albuquerque. Walked thru Old Town, but it was raining off and on, so we didn't spend much time there.
Drove down to Belen for the night. Almost every restaurant is closed on Sundays. We found one that was open - food just O.K., but sopapillas were excellent. Tomorrow, we follow the Rio Grande with stops at Socorro, TorC & Hatch, a side trip to Deming, and on to Las Cruces to meet Sandra's Uncle Murray.