Saturday, October 8, 2011

Old Town Albuquerque

We're finally in Albuquerque and settled in at the RV lot across the street from Balloon Fiesta. Great campsite, about 8 rigs came in early. Five of us decide to tour Old Town via the trolley. What a great decision. The trolley is owned and operated by 2 young guys who are natives of Albuquerque. They are knowledgeable, entertaining and just delightful as they share their information and appreciation of this city. We drove through parts of the old route 66.

This home looked like something out of Star Trek. The architect owner lives in one section and uses the other one for his art gallery.
We traveled by Museum Row, University of New Mexico, Isotope Park, the Pit, the zoo, Botanic Gardens, Tingley Beach.
After the trolley ride we toured the Chapel of our Lady of Guadalupe, the smallest church in Albuquerque constructed by Sister Giotti to commemorate the Virgin Mary's miraculous appearance to Juan Diego in 1531.
These doors are always open. Supposedly a ghost occasionally appears. We didn't see one in our visit.
San Felipe de Neri Church built in 1706 and collapsed in 1792 then rebuilt in 1793.
A wonderful day in Albuquerque. I even won a bag of popcorn for knowing how to spell this town.

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