Category Archives: New Mexico

Travel theme: Dried — Pueblo of Acoma

Pueblo of Acoma is a mesa community that may have been inhabitated even before the time of Christ. It’s a place where adobe homes are inhabited by strong people, who have managed to live without running water or electricity even during modern times. The … Continue reading

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Timely tips for enjoying Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta

As I write this, the official countdown on the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2015 website reads: 0 days, 23 hours, 12 minutes, and 12 seconds remaining before lift-off on October 3, 2015.  What an exciting time for balloonists, fiesta organizers, and … Continue reading

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10 things to do if balloons don’t rise: Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta

  OK.  So you’ve read our other four posts showing the glorious skies over Albuquerque filled with colorful balloons, and you really, really want to see this phenomenal event for yourself.  But bear with us as we bring reality to … Continue reading

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Smiley faces all around at Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta

My mom used to say she could be content just sitting in a parked car at the downtown square, watching the people go by.  And so I guess I’ve come by this pastime honestly.  If you, too, enjoy watching people, … Continue reading

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Yes, cows fly: Special Shape Rodeo at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

  Cows do fly . . . and stagecoaches, bees, fireplugs.  Yoda, too!  Just get to Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on Special Shape Rodeo day and stand among the critters.  Big critters, that is! In this third installment of our … Continue reading

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Pulling strings to launch the big ones: Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta

Far be it from us to pretend to be experts on what makes a successful balloon launch.  But as we said in our first post in this series, Best advice for Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta, with just a plain ol’ general … Continue reading

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Best advice for Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta: Go early. Really early.

We’re kicking off our series on the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta with pictures from the 2014 event and the best advice we can give you:  Get up at the crack of dawn (No — BEFORE the crack) and head to … Continue reading

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Ready to launch: Balloon Fiesta 2015

With only a few days remaining before Balloon Fiesta 2015 officially begins on October 3rd, we’re launching a series of posts based upon our experiences at the 2014 event. Spanning the days of October 3 to 11, Balloon Fiesta 2015 … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Handmade

Haakkume Dyunni — Painted Pottery of Acoma Pueblo on exhibit from August 31, 2013 to September 7, 2014 Pueblo of Acoma: Sky City Cultural Museum and Haak’u Museum approximately one hour from Albuquerque, New Mexico http://www.acomaskycity.org/ For more handmade items … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall

  This special place, Acoma Pueblo, is known as “Haaku,” a spiritual homeland for an eternal dwelling. One of the oldest continually inhabited communities in the U. S. where almost 100 people live year-round with no running water or electricity, … Continue reading

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