A week in Albuquerque flew by quickly. We lifted our jacks and hit the road about 7:30 AM heading east on I-40. We made great time and got over 1 mpg more than we usually do.
We are at a very nice overnight stop at Sayre, OK at their self-serve city campground. What a great stop! Might be our favorite city campground ever!
Level sites, long pull through, on a golf course, 50 amp and water. And - $12! After all the Mexican food we've been eating, I thought it would be a nice change to have a steak. I looked around for some options and Yelp! had good things to say about Rodriguez' Steaks and More...
We split a juicy 10oz Ribeye that was cooked to perfection. It was just what we needed after a long day on the road.
Looking back over our week in NM, it seems like we ate a lot of Mexican (aka New Mexican) food. We got to see some friends and family, and we also did some work with Reid (both at his office and house).
We hit the ground running with New Mexican food (which was known Mexican food when we grew up in the state) at:
- Thursday: dinner/ Padilla's Mexican Kitchen
- Friday: breakfast/Frontier Restaurant
- Friday: lunch/The Shed in Santa Fe
- Saturday: lunch /Lotaburger
- Saturday: dinner/El Pinto in Corrales
- Monday: lunch/ Frontier Restaurant
- Tuesday: dinner/ Padilla's Mexican Kitchen
- Wednesday: lunch/Lotaburger
If you are visiting Albuquerque or Santa Fe, there are some recommendations.
We never got a bad meal and somehow managed not over eat. :) We could have, but exercised some restraint. Yum. We love the red and green chile and the enchiladas, beans, rice, sopapillas, huevos rancheros, burritos, the world's best green chile cheeseburger, tacos, tamales etc.
You will not be disappointed!
There was just not enough time to see everyone we wanted to, so we did what we could. While in Santa Fe, we got to see Steve and Karen for our day trip there. On Sunday, we saw some friends at church, then went out to cousin Linda's and saw husband Jim, their son and girlfriend (Seth and Amanda), and grand baby Carter. (No pictures again??)
On Monday Reid and I were able to have lunch with junior high school friend Patty whom I hadn't seen in 20+ years.
There are so many more people we would have loved to see but we ran out of time.
While in Albuquerque, we always try to work on a project or two at Reid and Amy's house. This time we tackled repairs and painting to some fascia on his shed and house, stucco repairs and painting on the soffit and put up a 28' gutter.
We like going over to his office and seeing the changes they have made since our last visit. Their new signage on the outside looks great. Inside, the new ceramic tile and carpeting through out the building really look great.
In one office, he wanted a cabinet shelf removed.
Then I got some OJT (on the job training) from Dan - their ace Operations Manager - on how to use the backpack vacuum cleaners the company uses.
The shelf removal turned out to be a smaller job than anticipated but I still needed to clean up the saw dust and wood chips.
That's a quick update on some memories of our NM visit this time and our overnight stay at a great little campground.
On to Oklahoma! Thanks for checking in on the Roadrunner Chronicles! BTW - love your comments!