Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Time in Albuquerque

We arrived in Albuquerque at the Kirtland AFB FamCamp on Sunday evening. It was a long 450 miles drive from Greensburg KS but we were glad we made it in one day.

The FamCamp has a lot of new RV sites with plenty of room and full hookups. The sites are level. The scenery around the campground isn't that great but the view of the Sandia mountains is great. The sunrise coming up over Tijeras Canyon shines right into our front window.

My brother Reid and his wife Amy live in Albuquerque. We waited for them to come over so they could watch us set up. Then we spent a couple of hours chatting before we called it a day.
On Monday, Pam did the wash while I did some work online. Later, after lunch, we went over to Camping World. We special-ordered a bicycle cover that zips up and can accommodate two bikes on a rack. We also washed the Honda CRV and then went over to Reid's business: Environment Control of Albuquerque. He has been in the building cleaning/maintenance business for over 30 years.

After work, we went to his house for dinner on the back porch.
And late we had some good conversation with Amy's mom Janette.On Tuesday afternoon, we went for a great 8 mile bike ride at the Rio Grande Valley State Park trail. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera and had to rely on some pix from Reid. Those beautiful mountains in the background are the world famous Sandia Mountains.After the bike ride we went over to the Flying Star cafe near Corrales, NM. I had the best enchilada dinner I've had in a long long time. There, we met our cousin Linda and her husband Jim. They retired to Corrales NM and have are vegetable growers in the local produce farmers market.It was a great day and lots of fun to see relatives and catch up. We will be doing more of the same in the next few days.

Thanks for checking in on the Roadrunner Chronicles!

1 comment:

  1. Randy, looks like you are really enjoying yourselves in Albuquerque - that's great. I was there about 15 years ago and will always remember taking an aerial tramway ride up to the top of the Sandia mountain range. It provided a tremendous view but it was one of the scariest rides I've ever been on. Are you going to check it out or have you already done that?