June 23, 2009

Day 9 - Albuquerque and Santa Fe

After spending the night at the Doubletree Albuquerque for a very good rate (thanks Priceline!), we were off to the Intl Rattlesnake Museum. Unfortunately, I guess they only have one employee, and he or she was sick so the museum was closed. I was so bummed. So we went to go find a nearby virtual, which turned out to be very cool.

Old Lady of the Tree, a carving, done inside of a tree.

After walking around Old Town Albuquerque for a bit, we were off to Santa Fe. We passed MANY casinos but this time we didn't stop, as we didn't see any billboards offering free slot play. Our first stop in Santa Fe was Bobcat Bite, a place Jenn saw on the Food Network. Their specialty was Green Chile Cheeseburger so that's what we shared.

Then we went to the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. The exhibit on display were paintings from the Santa Fe Indian School from the 20s to the 40s. There was no photography allowed so we couldn't take any photos. But here's the sign with an example of what one of the paintings looked like.

There were a few caches around the area, so we decided to go find them since we hadn't found a traditional cache on our road trip yet. Found three of them and Jenn found this cactus, but no cacher was hurt during the hunting.

Our last stop in Santa Fe was the Plaza. We stopped at Todos Santos Chocolates for some truffles. We also found some interesting Pez displays.

We then decided to drive up towards Denver until we got tired. We finally ended up in Pueblo, CO, where we called it a night.

For calling itself Colorful, it's not a very colorful sign, is it?

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Would love to travel to the Southwest...Albuquerque is supposed to have a pretty cool ballon festival in October.