I am excited to share a few pictures from last week's trip to New Mexico. It was great to go "home" after almost 20 years and to be able to share some of my favorite places and foods with my youngest daughter, Alex. To keep this post from being super long, I am going to share my trip in installments. This post includes pictures from our first two days.
My daughter and her son came in on a later flight so I picked them up at the airport (one of the coolest airports ever by the way - full of Southwestern archtecture, art, and avaition history), and we immediately drove to the foothills so they could ride the Sandia Peak Tram. It is the third longest tram in the world - it was the longest until 2010. It takes you to the 10,378-foot crest of the Sandia Mountains. The views are wonderful, but my pictures didn't turn out very well as my fear of heights kicked in. I started hugging the walls closely and not worrying about the views. When you get to the top, you can see both sides of the mountain and they say you can see 11,000 square miles. On the east side you see the mountains for miles and miles. On the west side you see Albuquerque.We were starving when we got off the tram so we went to the Owl Cafe which was my favorite green chile cheeseburger back in the day. It was still very good, and eating there brought back a lot of memories. It is still very popular and is part of the Green Chili Cheeseburger Trail - how fun there is a GCCT! We also ordered their famous french fries with white gravy.