We arrived in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 18th, 2002 and stayed at the Hidden Valley RV Park, another Coast to Coast park, about 18 miles east of Albuquerque. Light rain was falling as we neared the city, the first we had encountered the whole trip. The weather remained cool and we wore jeans for several days for the first time since leaving Texas. Much to our delight, the New Mexico State Fair was in town all week with a PRCA Rodeo and the New Mexico Bullriding Championship and we were able to get good seats for both.
All along the way we have been looking for a pair of roughout boots for Gerry and we found a pair in Albuquerque. The young man who helped us was going to be riding in the bullriding championship, so we had someone to root for when we went. Mike was the last rider of the event and, unfortunately, he was bucked off.
We also visited Old Town Albuquerque that features many general stores, trading posts, and specialty shops as well as wonderful places to eat.
A trip to Albuquerque without a ride on the Sandia Peak Tramway would be incomplete. The 2.7 mile trip up to the peak takes about 15 minutes, displaying a scenic panorama of 11,000 square miles. Lunch at the High Finance restaurant at the top was wonderful.
|Gerry and Terry at the State Fair||Worker Riding on Top of Tram|
|San Felipe De Neri Church||Panoramic View of Albuquerque|
|Shop with Chilis Displayed||View from Ski Area|