Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Day 8, Tuesday, May 13, 2014: Santa Fe to Albuquerque

Word of the day: "Friends."   We left Santa Fe a little before 8 AM & headed down the Turquoise Trail.  Not the best decision, since nothing was open in Madrid.  We did see lots of "kitsch" which Sandra will cover in Tid-Bits when we have a chance to add them.

It was snowing at the higher elevations, leaving some interesting scenes, which we may or may not have captured in pixels.  Got to Albuquerque a bit after 9, and wonder of wonders, our room was ready!  Checked in, partially unloaded, and headed for a museum run.  First stop was the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at UNM, one of our all time favorites.  After a lunch at the Frontier Restaurant, we were off to the main museums - Natural History (using our Culture Pass) and the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History. 
Bill reading over the shoulder at the art museum

As is our tradition, at the Natural History museum we grab a quick kiss in the cave, volcano & Chixulub meteor exhibits (hey, we caught a couple of staff members smooching to the meteor a few years ago, so if they can...).
Sandra on the Plaza

We took a short walk around the Plaza, conveniently located near the museums, then headed back to the motel for a quick email check.  The evening's main event was to pick up old friend Larry Harrah, then meet Fenn Chase friends Tim & Sandy for dinner at Los Cuates on Menaul.  We had a fun time (details not forthcoming), and now will get ready for another day in Albuquerque, followed by a trip to Chaco and the upcoming Fennboree.  99.8 miles today, 1459 for the trip.

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