Monday, April 9, 2012

Left of Albuquerque

We left Cochiti Lake as we make our way to Arizona and then onto California. We stopped at a Freightliner for a due oil change and also to have them look at a "low coolant" problem we have had. We weren't sure if it was a sensor issue or an actual slow leek of coolant. While they were working on the MH, we drove over to the old town area of Albuquerque. It doesn't rival Santa Fe's plaza but is a cute area with a plaza square with lots of tourist type shops surrounding it. Not that many restaurants but we found a little cafe where we could sit outside and enjoy some great sandwiches with Savannah enjoying some provided water and some of our lunch as usual. Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico with a little over a half million residents.
It is well known for its Annual International Balloon, which is probably on many people's bucket list, including ours. It's in October and hoping we will make it one of these years.


We had parked in a public parking lot with a most unusual pay system. There was a board with small holes, one to use coins and one for your dollar bills. The holes were so tiny, you had to shove in the bills folded as small as you could possibly could get them. Who invented this? Well, at least it worked.


We then headed back to the repair shop and waited and waited. They couldn't find where the coolant problem is and it is a major deal to try and find it as it could be a small hole anywhere is the miles of hoses in the motor home. Ughh!!  We decided to put this off for now and take care of it after we leave So Cal. It was already dark by the time we left Freightliner and so just went a short distance to Route 66 Casino to spend the night. We then plan to make another one night stop in Holbrook, AZ to visit the Petrified Forest National Park.

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