Saturday, July 17, 2010

Friday in New Mexico


Noodle came to New Mexico prepared!


Yesterday we spent the day in Old Town Albuquerque. We drove through the downtown and the old Route 66 area to get there. What an interesting drive! I loved the original Route 66 motels and signage. Once in Old Town, we found a parking area and here is Noodle using the stuffer to pay our fee. You found you parking space number, folded up your $3 and stuffed it into the slot. Very low tech!


Old Town is just lovely. The colors, the adobe, the shops and sounds and smells were all wonderful. The people were gracious and very friendly.


 Older daughter just had to get a picture of this sign. She was tickled that someone would draw a hula hoop around the guy!

We had lunch at a little hole in the wall hamburger place that was packed and had the best food. After lunch we went to the museum of natural history.


The dinos were very, very cool!

7 comments:

That corgi :) said...

looks like a fun day! and you are right, that is a neat museum!

betty

Carrie said...

Very cool. I see my old Omni/Horizon in the background behind the dinosaur!

Kathy said...

Looks wonderful!

Oklahoma Granny said...

Looks like a very interesting and entertaining trip!

Okie Book Woman said...

I love New Mexico! Glad you got to take a few days to enjoy it.

Elizabeth said...

I like the chiles on the door pic!
You might like my photography.

Joyfully HIS,
Elizabeth

Hope said...

Joan, I remember visiting the museum there in Alb. I just loved the huge world map on the wall with the lights blinking that indicated earthquakes happening real time! Loved it! Did they still have that exhibit?

Enjoy your vacation. Hope you see some gorgeous hot air balloons too!!

Marilee