Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Old Town Albuquerque

Yesterday was the annual Founder’s Day celebration at Old Town.  The afternoon was filled with all kinds of entertainers.

We got there a bit early to look around and check out some of the shops.  We did find some t-shirts we liked, so they have been added to the wardrobe. 

These guys were playing in one of the courtyards.  I’ve always loved the sound of the wooden flute/pipe organ so we spent some time listening to them.  I really enjoyed their music and ended up buying a CD.


P1010856The church in Old Town originated in the early 1700s and is the oldest church in Albuquerque. Services are still being held. 







P1010861The Founder’s Day entertainment line-up included many different types of acts.  There were clowns, a variety of musicians, dancers, cowboys on horses and many more.

This group of Native American dancers were representing the Dakota Tribe from Minnesota.




This guy was with a group of circus style entertainers.  They reminded me of movies I’ve seen where a troupe of performers  traveled in a wagon from city to city entertaining as they went.  


We stayed about two hours, and enjoyed our visit to Old Town.  By the time we got home, the winds were howling again.  I don’t think we’ll be spending time in New Mexico again in March or April.  It’s their windy season :)

A reader asked a question about how big our site is.  Here’s a picture of our site in Albuquerque.  This was one actually a pretty good-sized site.  I’ve shared pictures of the sites at a number of places we’ve stayed at in previous posts, just to give you an idea of what each place is like.


We left Albuquerque at 8:30 this morning.  We’re traveling 300 miles today to Amarillo, Texas.  We got an early start to try and avoid as much wind as we can.  Mornings are always calm.  The traffic was great going through the city on a Sunday morning.  We’ll be home in 8 days if all goes well.  I’m excited to see my family at Easter.  Korey will be traveling from Minnesota to spend several days with us.  It will be great to be with my boys again!

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