Albuquerque, New Mexico

Why did we travel all the way back down to New Mexico you ask…. well, if you remember back when we ended the RV journey, we had parked/stored the RV down in Albuquerque so that we could make it up to Colorado for the holidays.

Let me start at the beginning, on Saturday.

Michael and I had a flight from Denver to Albuquerque, that we booked a couple of weeks ago for very cheap, because who needs leg room on a 40min flight? We took off, and then when I pulled out my laptop and started the show, the captain came over the speakers and said to put everything away because we were landing… talk about a short flight. We barely had time to finish our pretzel packet!

The Albuquerque airport is small, bigger than Knoxville, but way smaller than DIA. So don’t worry about time there, because you are in and out with ease.

The hotel was kind enough to pick us up. We stayed at the Days Inn near the airport, and they were decent. Nothing spectacular, but we just needed a place to rest our heads. They also had… a massage chair in the room, which, of course, Lily had to use… but it didn’t really massage… it just shook the room and probably drove the people below us nuts! Ha! It was still a fun find, and I have to thank Michael for pointing it out to me. Other than that, the breakfast that they served was decent, and it was hot. What more can you ask for?

Saturday night, we walked 5 minutes to a local bar, The 377 Brewery, and we had a lot of fun there because we didn’t have to drive! We ordered two flights, each with four samples. We tried everything from a Belgian Quad to a Ginger beer. Our favorites ended up being the Ginger beer, which we bought a growler of and the Belgian Quad, which we bought a can of. The awesome thing about this brewery that we haven’t seen before is that they can are able to can 16-ounce cans of beer… just one… just for you to bring home. How awesome is that? Highly recommend, but go there knowing you will get bar food, but the beer is fantastic, and they always have a couple of exciting things to try.

Our taxi picked us up Sunday morning, and once we got to Enchanted Trails RV Park, which stores RVs as well, we crossed our fingers and started the engine. It was the first time we’d left the RV for such a long time, and we had no idea if it would start or not. You just never know. We did pay for electric, so we knew the batteries would still be charged, but again, we just tend to have bad luck. Thankfully, it started up, and we were able to get out of there at 8:30 am, which was ahead of schedule.

As a quick side note, if you ever RV through Albuquerque and you need a place to park, we’ve always enjoyed Enchanted Trails RV Park, but I will note that we never had to use their restrooms or showers, so I can’t tell you how that was, but their laundry mat was great and a decent price! Also, the people that work there are very friendly!

It took us about 7 and a half hours to get up to Denver, and we counted about 13 police on the way. It amused us because that’s a lot of police. Five of them sped past us in the middle of nowhere at about 100mph to an emergency, which was exciting. Otherwise, the journey was pretty basic, just I-25 all the way up. I may have cried a bit inside my soul… this motorhome was our home for a little more than a year, and it took us on a journey some people can only dream of. We wouldn’t trade it for anything, and even Michael admitted that he was a bit sad too, but he’s a bit more logical about it than I am.

When we got back up to Colorado, we went to a fantastic sushi place in Lafayette, CO! Wow! We were stunned to find such a great sushi place. It’s impressive to see how Lafayette is growing! It’s called Sushi Aji, and Michael and I wish it was near our new house. The point is, go visit, you won’t be disappointed. Promise! We loved their Tempura Asparagus Roll, their Unagi, their Yellowtail Sashimi was spectacular when dipped in soy sauce, the fresh and smoked salmon nigiri was also melt-in-your-mouth amazing. It’s not too expensive either. Get yourself a seat and treat your soul to some mouth-watering food! It was so delicious, and we went there twice in one weekend!

And that was our busy weekend!

We will be moving into our house tomorrow and have some furniture being delivered, and we are excited to start this new chapter of our lives. The backyard has barely been touched, which allows me, Lily, to landscape it like I did back at our old house! Yay! More information to come about that…

In the meantime, we are excited about our approaching Breck trip with Michael’s parents and our trip to Denmark!