Thursday, June 2, 2016

Day 12, Thursday, June 2, 2016 - Around Albuquerque

Well, mostly Old Town.  We arrived around 9 AM, and took a leisurely walk around the Plaza
 before shopping or visiting museums.  Sandra always wants her picture taken there.

Unusually, the Plaza was devoid of cars.  That's because of a festival to be held over the weekend to celebrate San Filipe, the patron of the local church.

Back to the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, where we saw a new exhibit about Route 66 along with items from the permanent collection.  Here's our favorite painting - this critter follows you where-ever you go - I swear I saw his nose move!

Next stop - the Church Street Cafe for lunch.  We've had the same waiter for the last three years.  The food is good.

 Last stop was the New Mexico Museum of Natural History, home of a cast of Stan (yep, a named T-Rex).  We stop here every time we visit and have a little tradition.  On a visit a number of years ago, we found a couple of staffers smooching in the dark Chixulub meteor exhibit, so we try to emulate them at that exhibit (as well as at the volcano & the cave).

Back to the HIE, dinner at Abuelita's (the green sauce is HOT!).  Tomorrow we boogie off to Santa Fe, where we'll tour the museums, have lunch at the The Shed Cafe, and go off to a Fennboree bonfire.  42.5 miles on the day, 2881 for the trip.

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