Monday, October 7, 2013

Road Trip Day 6

Today (10/6) we got in the car and took mom on a self guided Breaking Bad tour. Mom is a fan of the recently ended TV show that was set and filmed here in Albuquerque. I found a website with a map of filming locations that appeared in the show and we drove around looking for them. Mom definitely recognized a couple of them, particularly the car wash.

Our plan for the rest of the day was to attend the Balloon Fiesta for the evening balloon glow activities. We arrived at the park extra early and got a good parking place close to the balloon field. There was plenty of time to do some shopping, grab a bite to eat from one of the many food vendors, and stake out a good location to sit for the glow and fireworks.

As the sun set the balloons began inflating all around us. We were able to walk among the balloons while they periodically fired their burners, illuminating the balloons against the darkening sky. The best part was when they would coordinate the timing and all fire their burners at the same time. The balloon glow activity was concluded by a spectacular fireworks display that was as good as any I've ever seen.

Our weather charm continues to be working for us. We had good driving conditions getting here, and great weather each of the days we've spent touring.

Gas Price Survey:
    Albuquerque NM, $3.05

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