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.


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.


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


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.




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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