This was Easter Weekend and we carved out time to spend Reid and Amy. We were only going to spend a few days in Albuquerque and this time we couldn't see and do everything we wanted. We were limited to:
- Seeing Reid and Amy and spending time with them
- Eating NM cuisine
- Working on their yard
- Spending one day in Santa Fe
- Extended family celebration on Easter
Later, that evening after work, we went to Padilla's Mexican Kitchen for dinner
Reid took off Thursday and Friday and we worked on his yard. He is in the middle of a big yard landscaping project that has take a few weeks. Thursday was spent was moving dirt around, leveling it in places, adding yard trim to a walkway, and laying down some stones.
On Friday we went to Santa Fe by way of Cedar Crest on the back side of Sandia mountain. He had a building to check out and we liked the drive on the back road to Santa Fe.
We passed through old towns that have become tourist stops. Madrid and Cerrillos were once important mining sites on the Turquoise Trail. Now they are known for arts and crafts and unique little stores. The drive was interesting and I like the variety instead of traveling along the same routes all the time. I think I've driven the Santa Fe/Albuquerque I-25 corrider a thousand times. (I grew up in Santa Fe.)
As we do nearly every time we visit, we drove by our old hangouts around some other places in Santa Fe. Amy spent high school there and Pam grew up in Tennessee. Pam has heard the wind shield tour many times over the years but is a good sport about it.
We drove out airport road to the old airport and had a look. I remember then we stopped off at Santa Fe Country Club. The Santa Fe Airport closed back when I was in high school. At one time Continental Airlines and Frontier Airlines operated out of Santa Fe, now it is predominately smaller commuter type airplane travel.
We made our way downtown to the Plaza in Santa Fe and ended up having lunch at the famous La Fonda Hotel. That is always a treat.
After a few short days in Albuquerque, we hit the Interstate early and headed for Oklahoma City with an overnight stop in Sayre Oklahoma.
Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles!