Monday, November 23, 2015

A New Mexico Adventure - Day 1!

November 13, 2015 ~ One of the states we haven't been to is New Mexico so in an effort to get it crossed off our bucket list we grabbed our momma's and hopped a plane! Yep, we took both of our momma's on an adventure to see a place we have never been to! Talk about making memories... shew wee!

We arrived in Albuquerque, New Mexico around 4:00 PM so we didn't have a lot of daylight to see as much as we would like. Since Albuquerque is known for their balloon festivals one of our very first stops was the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum! Sadly we arrived just as they closed but I managed to grab a few pictures of the outside! 

Really wish we could have visited this place as I know there is a lot of history inside!
Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113

Next stop would be the Thunderbird Harley-Davidson ..... You know the drill! 
(Have to pick up a shirt for my pops!)

Thunderbird Harley-Davidson
 5000 Alameda Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113

Since we struck out on finding somewhere cool to tour we figured we would try our luck at the casino! This place was very clean, up-to-date and the funny thing... you couldn't have any alcohol on the game floor! Crazy! The staff was really nice and after we played a few slot machines it was time to try their buffet for dinner! (Sorry I didn't get any pictures of the inside... I was chasing Mommy-Dearest and my momma when they got away from the group!)

So everyone that knows me will know that I am a very picky eater.... Surprise, surprise! The food was good but very different from what I am used to eating. (I mean these people love some green chili!) I did find one thing that I absolutely loved... Watermelon and cantaloupe juice. Now before y'all get to making that crazy wrinkled nose face this stuff was amazing! It was a juice that had no pulp but tasted just like they squeezed a fresh watermelon or cantaloupe. It was amazing! Add a little salt to the mix, close your eyes and it was like a hot summer day! 

Sandia Casino
30 Rainbow Road NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113

It was time to check into our hotel for a little shut eye! Little did we know it was the Western Music Association Festival and about 90% of our hotel was the people who traveled in for this! It was fun to see everyone all dressed up in their western wear and singin', pickin' and a grinnin'! Sadly we missed their nightly performances but did hear a few of them practicing!

I will have to brag on the hotel staff as they made sure that if there was anything we needed to please let them know. Mommy-Dearest had to smoke (imagine that) and it was cold outside so we left her out there and the manager offered to get us all hot chocolates to warm up. If you ever visit Albuquerque I would recommend staying here! Clean rooms, spacious and great hospitality!

Albuquerque Marriott
2101 Louisiana Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

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