Thursday, 22 July 2010


We had just one day in Albuquerque so we made the most of those hours. Although Santa Fe is the capital it does not have a large airport so all major traffic goes through ALB a one hour drive to the SW. We made the journey via the scenic Turquoise Trail.

Of course one of our first stops was the National Nuclear Museum (see the photo of Henry sitting on Fat Man). It was a very interesting museum showing lots of both scientific exhibits as well as popular culture that was spawned from the nuclear age.

We rode historic Route 66 through downtown ALB. In the historic plaza we bought souvenirs and ate ice creams whilst watching a wedding taking place in the gazebo.

We spent a number of hours at the BioPark. We visited the Aquarium, Botanic Gardens and Zoo (which was frankly disappointing compared to Houston).

We finished our time in ALB (and in fact our time in New Mexico) with a visit to the Sandia Peak tramway, the world's longest aerial tramway. I have to admit the ride was so long and so high it was a little scary espeically bumping over each of the pylons. Henry had a ball looking out the windows and entertaining the other passengers. At the top we walked around and got some great photos. As we left the sun was setting and I captured with the camera the shadow of our cable car on the mountain.

1 comment:

cafedave said...

I'm really enjoying this tour of all these states. Lucy looks happiest when holding ice cream (seems to be the main thing she'll be remembering from the trip, yes?)