I’m back! As you know, Mark and I packed up the car (and Atlas!) and headed out on old historic Route 66 to Albuquerque (someday I want to do the whole thing!). Unfortunately Mark had to work most of the time, but that gave me plenty of time to scour through the town, which I hadn’t visited in a few years. If you haven’t been, Abq is a sleepy but beautiful city with some really REALLY great food (if you’re not familiar with New Mexican cuisine, you should seriously get on that).
Here are some photos from the trip!
Atlas had his own little perch, complete with a comfy blanket to navigate from.
Oklahoma wind farm.
Neither Mark or myself are into country music, but when we saw this sign, we realized we both have weird stories about meeting Garth Brooks. What are the odds?
Just in case it wasn’t clear what this gas station didn’t want your dog doing, they spelled it out.
He loves Combos. So gross.
This awesome vintage Airstream! I so want one.
Just when we entered New Mexico, we hit some crazy storms.
The Sandia Mountains.
Being from flatland Illinois, I find mountains insanely fascinating and beautiful. I took a drive up a scenic byway to Sandia Peak. You basically drive up a curvy mountainside road until you hit over 10,000 ft above sea level. It’s amazing.
Albuquerque down below!
Lots of shopping was had. I passed this thrift store a few times, and then one day this perfect sign was outside! $1 sale? YES PLEASE.
We stayed at a cute place found on AirBnB most of the week, but extended our stay one night and our place was unfortunately already booked. So, we checked into a nice hotel, where Atlas enjoyed his first hotel stay in a king size bed!
The view was nice, too.
Last but not least, I treated myself to this lovely antique celluloid & rhinestone bangle from a tiny antique shop run by the sweetest old man. I’ve worn it every day since!
It was a very relaxing week in which I learned the very real difference between dry and humid heat. Also, I am ready to live near some mountains. Like, NOW. In the mean time, let the post-road trip diet detox begin…