Yesterday, the winds blew, not only did they blow, they howled. At one point, we pulled one of our slides in because of the noise and shaking.
Today, the winds were not quite as bad. We decided to explore
One of the things we learned is that Albuquerque takes 1% of city construction funds for public art. There are many murals throughout the town painted by local artists.
We rode along Route 66 and passed the El Vado Motel, it's in the book, 100 Places to Visit Before You Die. Apparently, it was scheduled to be demolished and the city bought it. Our tour guide stated that the city does not tear down any buildings ever since a Harvey hotel was torn down in the 1970's. The buildings are saved and eventually renovated.
We also saw the spaceship house belonging to Bart Prince, a well know architect who was a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright. The house has been featured on HGTV.
After the trolley tour, we went to eat at the Church Street Cafe. I spelled Albuquerque correctly on the tour and received a free meal, so we thought that would be as good a place as any to eat.
After lunch, we explored some more of Old Town.