Forgotten Historical Route 66 08 May 2016

May 8, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers in the world!

Just another day in Paradise! I’ve been spending a few days with my son Jeff in Albuquerque. I’ve been able to help a little with transplanting some of his seedlings as well as cleaning up a chicken coop and stringing chicken wire around the outside pen to hold the baby chicks Berenika is raising. Within a week these chicks will have to move into their new home!

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Saturday the 7th of May I followed Route 66 to Old Town Albuquerque. Getting to Old Town I found a couple of wall murals.

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This one on the Fire House was a 3D relief showing community involvement by the fire department.

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I passed by Robinson Park where a Farmer’s Market was in full swing. If I wasn’t getting lots of fresh vegetables from my son’s farm I would have stopped.

I couldn’t resist a photo of a local restaurant.

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At first I just wanted to wander in and out of the many shops surrounding a town square. But once I began walking and peeking into each shop I realized how hungry I was for some good ole New Mexico food.

Here are photos of Old Town Albuquerque.

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Typical Architecture.

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Looks like a nice way to travel around Old Town!

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Lunch at this wonderful Café on Church street.

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A traditional Chili Reno, Beef Enchilada, Spinach, Beans and a Tamale. Yum, good New Mexican cuisine. Oh, and the sopapilla’s for desert.

Lunch

I must admit that I did NOT visit the museum! Walking in the gift shop was creepy enough.

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Jeff and Berenika have a couple of really nice plants that close to blooming. The Agave tequilana, commonly called blue agave (agave azul) or tequila agave can grow a stalk 30’ high. This stalk seem to be growing by leaps and bounds each day.

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Today is being with Jeff and Berenika as I’m leaving tomorrow morning to continue my Forgotten Historical Route 66 adventure. Gallup, NM tomorrow to explore. I remember as a young adult driving through Gallup at night and being pulled over by a local policeman that cautioned me to slow down.

 

 

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