Albuquerque, New Mexico 3/21/2014

MARCH 21, 2014 (Friday)

 

Woke up to beautiful, glorious sunshine! Nice.

Lexi wanted to stay home today while Michael and I did our errands. First up, we had a 10:30 AM appointment to get the rear wheels aligned on the Prius. That took about an hour. While we were waiting at Larry Miller Toyota, we looked at all the new cars. We still love the Avalon hybrid but don’t like the price. We’ve decided (again) to keep our little Prius until it dies an ugly death.

There are two Toyota dealerships in Albuquerque.

There are two Toyota dealerships in Albuquerque.

The place is huge and spotless.

The place is huge and spotless.

Handsome mountains to the east of the dealership.

Handsome mountains to the east of the dealership.

After the alignment, we found a laundromat and did some laundry. We found out while folding the clothes that we had forgotten a bag. Bummer. I guess we’ll just make due until we do another load in a few days. While I was doing laundry, Michael went and got his hair cut a few doors down.   He said it was interesting because no one in the business spoke English!

Pretty woman at the laundromat.

Pretty woman at the laundromat.

Got my hair cut here, no English spoken, we got by.

Got my hair cut here, no English spoken, we got by.

By this time it was around 2:30 PM. We went back home and picked Lexi up and went to linner (lunch/dinner) at Panera. While driving there, we got to see some of the University of New Mexico campus. Lovely. Once at Panera, Michael got a bread bowl of turkey chili, Lexi got a bread bowl of broccoli/cheddar soup, and I got a chicken salad and half a steak sandwich. Everything (as usual) was wonderful.

Near the University.

Near the University.

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University Hospital.

University Hospital.

Housing near UNM.

Housing near UNM.

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Edie's salad and half sandwich.  The salad was zesty and the sandwich had horseradish on it.

Edie’s salad and half sandwich. The salad was zesty and the sandwich had horseradish on it.

This is I think her 3rd serving of broccoli cheddar soup, she may need help to get off it.

This is I think her 3rd serving of broccoli cheddar soup, she may need help to get off it.

My turkey chili was good and spicy.

My turkey chili was good and spicy.

When done we drove to Cracker Barrel to drop off the book on tape. Lexi and I didn’t enjoy it very much (too confusing), so Michael finished it up last night. When we pulled close to the Cracker Barrel, there were police cars and lights flashing, along with yellow tape closing off part of the parking lot. Michael went ahead on in as it was open but he couldn’t find out what was happening. Maybe in the news later?

On the drive to cracker barrel, neat overpasses and structures.

On the drive to Cracker Barrel, neat overpasses and structures.

Some kind of modern totem pole.

Some kind of modern totem pole.

Lots of iron work on the overpasses.

Lots of iron work on the overpasses.

A nice looking bike or pedestrian bridge over a large river.

A nice looking bike or pedestrian bridge over the Rio Grande River.

 

It was a fair drive away.

It was a fair drive away.

Parked next to this rig, used to teach for a very brief time on the Navajo Reservation.

Parked next to this rig, used to teach for a very brief time on the Navajo Reservation.

We are now safely back in our home. That was our day. Hope yours was great!

 

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