Thursday, June 18, 2015

Day 17, Thursday, June 18th - Santa Fe to Albuquerque

A tad hot today.  We visited Forrest Fenn, who's responsible for the treasure hunt we've been playing with, for a short time about 10 AM.  While we were there, another couple showed up to get his autograph on his book. 

 Sandra & Forrest

We left shortly afterwards and decided it was too late to visit Rancho de las Golondrinas, so we headed for Albuquerque.  We were able to get a ground floor room at the HIE Eubank, so we unloaded and headed for Old Town.  First stop was the NM Museum of Natural History, which we always enjoy - including a quick kiss in the cave.  It has an excellent timeline plus a few good casts of dinosaurs.

Seismosaurus mount at the museum

We walked around the Plaza for a while checking various stores for a specific T-shirt.  Lots of stores, restaurants & a nice bookstore.

Chair near the plaza

Then it was on to pick up Larry Harrah for dinner at Garcia's on Juan Tabo.  Larry is the widower of noted children's author Madge Harrah, whose books include one about Blind Boone.  After dinner his grandson Cody showed up and we talked for a while.  Only 100 miles today.

Sandra & Larry, with one of Madge's paintings in the background.

Tomorrow is museum day in Albuquerque, starting with the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History.  We'll spend some time on the Plaza, eat at Church Street Cafe, and (we hope) visit some museums at UNM.

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