Believe it or not i put more miles on my feet than my car today, i decided to spend the whole day in Albuquerque, partly because i got a bad first impression of it last night but mostly because me and Myra (my car) needed a rest! I took advantage of the free hot breakfast at the hotel and took a walk around, there really isn’t much to see downtown so i ventured off to the Rio Grande Botanical Gardens. I love botanical gardens, if i ever visit a city that has botanical gardens i have to visit because fresh flowers immediately raise my morale.
The gardens are beautiful and sprawling, there is a butterfly conservatory, Japanese gardens, and an apple orchard.
Old school farming
After the Botanical Gardens i walked over to quaint Old Town Albuquerque and loved it so.
This area is exactly how i expected and wanted Albuquerque to look, the beige southwestern old look is so simple and takes you to another time, simpler times, sigh.
After gathering souvenirs i dined at the Rt. 66 Diner, corny and cliche called and i just had to answer.
I walked a good 2 miles or so up to Nob Hill, a cool area with lots of funky stores, restaurants aaaaand street art! Albuquerque you really want me to like you don’t you!
I realized a few things about Albuquerque today, first there are grasshoppers everywhere, second that a girl simply cannot walk 2 feet without getting creeped on (GROSS!), and also the radio stations are the best!! Honestly ABQ, i know its random but i cliterally could not find a bad song on any station and for that reason Albuquerque i guess you’re not so bad after all. #heartonthehighway