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Albuquerque a2k roundup, May 14-19, 2008

 
 
Reply Tue 15 Jan, 2008 03:32 pm
The time and city have been decided. We have several a2kers coming to visit for sure, and several thinking on it. We hope more will notice the thread over time and join us.

Here's the original thread --LINK

The dates in the title cover from Wednesday through Monday. I can easily see that some might be leaving on Tuesday as well.

Since this is a fair number of days and people will probably arrive at different times and may work out some plans for exploring other places in New Mexico besides the city of Albuquerque, we are thinking that there won't necessarily be one big meeting, unless that is what works out re timing. More that we will play it by ear as this thread develops and have several meetings at different restaurants, hotels, museums, or even a certain tramway. Perhaps a group trip to Santa Fe (about an hour's drive away) and/or Taos, or Madrid, or other interesting places.

Some of us locals and people who know the area will make suggestions, but that's only a start for possibilities.

As said in the earlier thread, people who will stay more than a day may want to rent a car, or join in on renting a car. Some may want to stay at the same hotel/motel/b&b.

Albuquerque has a good airport (the first place I liked here) and has an Amtrak station. I'm not sure about Greyhound, but I think so.


Back a little later with some sights to see and some potential lodging.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jan, 2008 04:08 pm
Can I bring my Rainsoft system to get it debugged?
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jan, 2008 04:30 pm
Im there. Smile
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jan, 2008 04:32 pm
Cjhsa, do we have some backflow prevention for you!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jan, 2008 05:00 pm
Here's a previous thread with some ABQ hotels (etc) on it, biased view as those are some I'd be considering - but I didn't look at them with the point of whether the lobby would be a meeting place.

LINK - http://www.able2know.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=2906425#2906425

I don't think the one Dys is thinking about is among those I or Roger listed, and if I remember right, Tai Chi and hub didn't stay at one of those either, though close by. And Diane had one she liked for Shewolfnm and family, but I forget the name, and didn't go inside myself. It was in that same area where the Days Inn is.

Also, I was looking for, ah, lesser expense; I suspect there are some nifty places with higher rates and I'll go nose around for them.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jan, 2008 05:08 pm
bm. So there is going to be a gathering in Albuquerque? That would be nice.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jan, 2008 05:09 pm
motel 6 right now ( for budget stays) are around 250.00 for 6 days
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jan, 2008 05:14 pm
It's your doing, big boy!







On that Cinnamon Inn place mentioned in that link above to some hotels, etc., here's a better link - http://www.cinnamonmorning.com/welcome.html

I'll be back with more re lodging. Lot of places to check out.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jan, 2008 05:19 pm
Shewolf, I can't remember if there was a motel 6 in that area where Diane and I looked at each hotel - I know there was a super 8, but that was a tad close to a motel with a lot of trucks... I think there was a motel 6 and that it looked ok/fine, and much further from the trucks (noise). That was also near a Days Inn that looked ok. (see link above).
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jan, 2008 05:49 pm
The motel 6 I am looking at is on Coors close to Iliff .

( I want to be a bit closer to Rio Rancho as well.. )
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jan, 2008 05:55 pm
Red Roof on Candelaria has

STANDARD 2 QUEEN BEDS NON-SMOKING, TABLE, 19"TV $53.99 USD

ACCESSIBLE QUEEN BED NON-SMOKING, TABLE, 19" TV $53.99 USD

BUSINESS KING NON-SMOKING, DESK & CHAIR, 25" TV $59.49 USD

KING SUITE NON-SMOKING, FRIDGE, SOFA BED, 27"TV $59.49 USD

for those dates right now

5 nights in the 2 bed queen room - $270 U.S.

(which is also worth about half a free night at a Red Roof on another trip if you have their Redi-Card (the email reminding me just arrived))


Candelaria Red Roof details


given my druthers among the econo-chains, I like the Red Roof - travelling dog people call it the Red Woof for a reason :wink:
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jan, 2008 06:12 pm
Shewolf..
That's the one. Looked ok to me. It's at the further end of a clump of chain motels, including Days Inn (which I went into) and the one Diane went into. Might have been Holiday Inn Express.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jan, 2008 06:18 pm
Good nab there, ehBeth...

says a travelling dog person.


Candelaria is a nice through street. It doesn't cross the Rio Grande, but is, on the east side of the river, a pretty good way through town and relatively untrafficked. The west end of Candelaria is the entrance to Rio Grande Nature Center, a kind of favorite place for me. The observation/education building is by Antoine Predock... doesn't interfere with nature despite the big arch' name.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jan, 2008 06:22 pm
Quote:
This Red Roof Inn & Suites is located just 3 miles from downtown and the convention center, 5 miles from the state fairgrounds and 6 miles from Balloon Fiesta Park.

Local Business/Attractions
Beach Water Park 1.7 miles, University of New Mexico 2.0 miles, Albuquerque Police Academy 2.5 miles, Albuquerque Convention Center 3.3 miles, All Indian Pueblo Council 3.5 miles, Museum of Natural History 3.6 miles, Balloon Fiesta Park 6.0 miles, Sandia Casino 7.2 miles and Sandia Peak Tramway 12.1 miles.


everything (just about) within walking distance, but it doesn't seem like you could actually walk to any of those places - or could you?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jan, 2008 06:27 pm
Sure, if it's not 105 outside...


no, no, not in May.


This is sooooo not a pedestrian city. Don't get me going. But then they say LA isn't, and I used to walk zillions of miles.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jan, 2008 06:28 pm
Candelaria is also two signals south of Montano/Montgomery, which does cross the Rio Grande.

I'll be back with some maps.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jan, 2008 06:33 pm
Ah, I like this map - re the city - at first glance:


http://www.cfd.sandia.gov/USIMAGES/MetroMap.jpg


(I'm at the lower kittycorner square near the petroglyphs, Wanted to buy near San Mateo/San Pedro, but backed out of the one house I bid on.)
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jan, 2008 07:20 pm
I finally gave in and looked at flight costs

Shocked
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jan, 2008 07:24 pm
bm
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jan, 2008 07:26 pm
OCCOM BILL wrote:
bm
oh god, not o"Bill!!!!
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