Sunday, April 16, 2017

Southwest: Chimayó & Albuquerque

Saturday was, for the most part, a mad dash back to Albuquerque for our plane trip home. But we took a slightly roundabout way back, driving along the Rio Grande for a bit, and stopping in Chimayó.

It was Easter weekend, which in Chimayó means there are pilgrams journeying to town to El Santuario de Chimayó. But we were just coming to check out some traditional weavings. First, however, we had lunch, at Rancho de Chimayó.

Easter decoration on the table.

Sigrid's prickly pear frozen lemonade.

The boys were not so sure about Sigrid's drink.

Posing with San Francisco de Asís.

Hummingbird moth. Ginormous!

After lunch, we went to Ortega's Weaving Shop.

From Chimayó, we drove to the Albuquerque airport branch of the Courtyard Marriot. This was really just a place to sleep before getting on our flight home, but the courtyard was actually quite pleasant.

Soon enough, though, it was bedtime. And then, only a few hours later, we woke the boys up at 4:15 a.m., and took the shuttle to the airport. Here the boys are, slightly dazed, waiting at the gate at just before 5 a.m. (4 a.m. San Francisco time)!

We were home again by 9 a.m. For the week, we traveled 1792 miles by air, 736 miles by rental car, 52 miles by cab, 6 miles by shuttle (2586 miles total), hitting a peak elevation (excluding the plane trips) of 9260 feet above sea level.

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