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Albuquerque: Up, up and away

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
June 11, 2011 9:02 AM |
DAY 4 There is no better way to experience Albuquerque than to be soaring over it on the winds. As I started my trip to Albuquerque with a visit to the balloon museum, it seemed fitting that on my last day I should actually take a balloon ride. So that is exactly what I did -- I hitched a ride with ... [Read]

DAY 3 A museum dedicated to nuclear science and history might seem a little odd at first, but not after you consider New Mexico's connection to the Manhattan Project (the weapons research and design laboratory at Los Alamos and the Trinity test site). I found Albuquerque's National Museum of Nuclear Science and History fascinating, as I started my morning learning the ... [Read]

Albequerque: Food and facts

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
June 5, 2011 7:27 PM |
DAY 2 My second day in Albuquerque began with a step back in time with a visit to Petroglyph National Monument. Located on the westside of Albuquerque, the monument is home to the world's largest accessible collection of prehistoric rock art. It was fascinating to walk among the estimated 24,000 images. Albuquerque's weather, with abundant sunshine, low humidity, scant precipitation and a ... [Read]

DAY 1 Prior to my recent visit, I didn't even know how to spell Albuquerque. What I did know was that it is located in New Mexico and that it holds a large hot air balloon festival. So, it seemed appropriate that I started my visit at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, located next to Balloon Fiesta Park. The museum was built ... [Read]