Monday, 27 March 2006

We've Moved North to Albuquerque

We left our campground in Alamogordo at 8:55 a.m. and traveled north on Hwy 54 and then west on Hwy 380 to reach I-25 to take us to Albuquerque arriving about 1:30 p.m. at the American RV Park. We’ve signed up to be here for a week.

The drive was uneventful until we were very close to the campground on I-40 then they had four lanes of traffic merging into one. PLAN AHEAD! I asked at the campground office and there is another way to get back over to I-25 for our trip later in the week to Santa Fe so we can avoid the confusion and backup.

This park is much nicer than the ones that we’ve stayed in the last couple of times and the price reflects it. The only problem with the park (so far) is that it doesn’t have cable unless you want an executive site and pay about $50 more per week for it. No thanks, we’ll use the aerial. We get about 11 stations anyway.

After we got set up we walked around as usual to see the facilities. The pool isn’t open yet as we’re further north here but the hot tub is enclosed and it is open. We rarely use these amenities but pay through the nose for them.

I read a bit then went and had a shower. The showers here are okay but the rooms are small. I’m always banging my elbows on something but they’re clean and I always think it’s easier than using our own. We also don’t have to dump as often if we use the campground showers. We’ll be using our own all summer as most campgrounds in Canada charge for using their shower facilities and I refuse to pay to shower unless it’s absolutely necessary!

So far my breathing has been better the last couple of days but we’re at a higher altitude this week than we’ve been at lately so we’ll have to see. Still not sure what’s causing it.

Well, the next couple of days are supposed to be cloudy with a chance of rain so we may not being doing a lot of traveling but will probably drive around to get the lay of the land or ‘scouting’ as Gordon calls it.


  1. We stayed at American RV park when we were there in October. Albuquerque was one of our favorite stops so far. Be sure to go up the tram.

    Have fun!


  2. Hi Laura, this is only our first day and it's cloudy with a chance of rain. The week isn't supposed to be very nice weather-wise. As far as the tram is concerned, with my fear of height, I probably won't go on it. Gordon would go for sure.


  3. Sandra, the tram really is amazing, but there is much more to see. Old Town is always fun, make sure to get some fry bread.Also in that area is the Museum of Natural History. It is spring break now so things might be crowded. Balloon Fiesta Park has a brand new museum that I haven't been to yet, but I'm sure it would be fun. There's a lot of places to go hiking, the Jemez, the Volcanoes on the Westside, the Sandias. Of course, there's always the delicious Mexican food. Casa de Benavidez on Fourth would be my recommendation. It's cloudy today, and hopefully we'll get rain since we desperately need it. One thing about ABQ is just wait a few hours and the weather will change!


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