As my father once said... "the only thing you can change about the weather is your attitude towards it."
And so when we were sitting having our coffee yesterday morning and the snow flurries started, we figured out our plan for the day.
Kinda tough to see the snowflakes in the photo, but it was definitely snowing!
Our hot air balloon ride was once again cancelled, so we figured we would go learn about them. You can read our report on the Albuquerque Balloon Museum here...
When we were done there, we drove to Petroglyph National Monument.
This is an area just on the western outskirts of the city where there are hundreds of engravings done in the volcanic rocks. They think these engravings are between 300-700 years old, with some of them done by natives and some done more recently by Spanish settlers.
We did a two mile hike in the area.
Kevin, standing beside our first sighting! Notice my hat...it was chilly!
Here's another. They actually look a little better from a distance.
Umm. This one is more recent. Feb 22, 1919. Either way, it's still a petroglyph, and part of the protected history.
Looks like an alien to me.
Okay, now I'm sure it's aliens. Or, it was done by someone who had seen aliens!
Bart Simpson, maybe?
It's just me, but I think they're reading too much into this stuff. In doing some research into these etchings, I find that they have no idea what they were supposed to mean, or why they were done.
We had a nice 2 mile hike, but the actual petroglyphs themselves didn't do anything for me.
Heading back to the little blue car.
Then we went to an area called "Nob Hill". This is an area that is part of the historic Route 66 and its "hippest and funkiest retail and entertainment district".
And it is!
The Two Fools Tavern!
Masks and More! What a fun store! Lots of stuff related to Dia de los Muertos. (Day of the Dead).
It was cold in Albuquerque, but it was even colder up in the mountains! Look at the snow!
We had found a little Thai food restaurant online and it was in the same Nob Hill neighbourhood. It opened at 5:00pm and we were the first customers. Had a GREAT meal, didn't order any drinks, and the total bill was $23.00 including tax and tip. Kelly was a great waitress, knew the menu inside out, and was talkative and friendly. Yes, she got her 20%! And, the meal was delicious. We each had a different type of curry dish with rice. No problem recommending the SalaThai restaurant in Albuquerque.
SalaThai at 3619 Copper Ave NE
I wanted to see the Isotopes baseball game, so we drove over to the stadium in time for the 6:35pm start. But it was not to be! Cancelled due to the weather!
Oh well, so we simply went back home. Possible good news when we arrived there though. An email from World Balloon Company saying that we're on schedule for Wednesday morning! So hopefully we'll have a full report for you later today!