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 I first moved to Albuquerque with my parents in 1956, growing up there, and moving back on an intermittant basis.  Robin and I lived there from 1992 to 1994 when the AT&T office closed.  It is my hope to return despite the fact that Albuquerque home prices and property taxes have gone from reasonable to outrageous in a short time.  If this is not possible, I am looking for a home elsewhere in New Mexico.

Robin and I really enjoyed Albuquerque with weekly dining out at La Placita Mexican Restraunt in Old Town or Bella Vista (now out of business) in Sandia Park on the road to Sandia Crest.  Bella Vista feaured fine dining at moderate prices.  Robin usually ordered the trout.  She was really annoyed that they never cut the head off the trout..  After the trout is cooked, it is possible to lift out the entire skelton from head to tail.  One night Robin put the whole trout skelton into our water pitcher before we left.  What she didn't notice that if there was water in a pitcher, the wait-staff would place it onto another table.  I could imagine the reaction of the next guest when he/she poured their water and the fish bones plopped out!  Robin wondered why we received very slow service the next time.  (After all, we were frequent customers!)

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I remember when 66 was a 2 lane highway and seeing the lights of Albuquerque both from Tijeras Canyon to the east of town and 20 mile hill from the west. Really enjoyable!

I also remember when people actually went downtown Albuquerque to shop. That was before Winrock Center opened. 

Albuquerque was featured in a Route 66 story on NBC's Today Show. Check out the clip

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          Our home from MLS listing in 1994                                                    Robin & Butch kissing 

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The 3 Whitemans (Andy, Robin, & Butch) on Whiteman Drive  in Albuquerque, NM

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0 abq helecopter runs red light.png < APD officer Tim Booth, with the help of a professional photographer and a computer, created a photo of a superimposed helicopter running a red light. The photo was displayed in Police Chief Ray Schultz's office.  

Please click here for locations of red light photocams in Albuquerque, NM and an explanation of portable speed photo cams.  Please click  blow to order PhotoBlocker:

                          make your license plate invisible to traffic
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0 ab ancient civilizations.jpg <Ancient Civilications Screensaver Long before the fall of the Roman Empire, the American southwest was a center of civilization for the Anasasi and Fremont Indians. Amazing cliff dwellings cling to overhangs in fortress-like cliffs, where petroglyphs and hand prints made by ancient artists decorate rock walls as evidence of their social structure. The question of what happened to these early Native Americans still remains a mystery, and one which you can ponder as you enjoy these 33 full-color images of prehistoric sites. Sorry no longer available~~for display only.

FOR SALE:     Ancient Civilizations of the Southwest 2011 Wall Calendar <Ancient Civilixations of the Southwest calendar FOR SALE

 Route 66 Chronicles: Volume I Shadows of the Past Over Route 66 Arizon  I Love Route 66 Large Mug  Route 66 - The Mother Road Large Framed Print  Hogs on 66: Best Feed and Hangouts for Road Trips on Route 66  Lost Romance Ranch: Route 66 series, book 3  Songs Of Route 66 

 Route 66 TV Series  Route 66 Complete Collection  Route 66 In New Mexico  New Mexico Route 66 on Tour: Legendary Architecture from Glenrio to Gallup  Route 66: Spirit of the Mother Road 

 Route 66 Lost & Found: Ruins and Relics Revisited 


 Hogs On 66: Route 66  Return to Route 66: Postcards  Postcard Route 66 


 Route 66 2011 Wall Calendar     Route 66 2011 Wall Calendar  Albuquerque Ballooning 2011 Wall Calendar 

 Desert in Bloom 2011 Wall Calendar   Desert Critters 2011 Pocket Planner  Desert in Bloom 2011 Pocket Planner  Desert Southwest 2011 Wall Calendar  

 Desert Wildflowers 2011 Mini Wall Calendar  Desert Southwest 2011 Mini Wall Calendar 

 New Mexico 2011 Wall Calendar  New Mexico 2011 Pocket Planner  Wild & Scenic New Mexico 2011 Wall Calendar  Santa Fe Railway 2011 Wall Calendar 


 Rand McNally Albuquerque, New Mexico Street Map  Santa Fe, NM Guidemap  Rand McNally New Mexico Travel Map  New Mexico ZIP Code Wall Map 

                                                                                                                       ^NM ZIP Code Wall Map^

 Rand McNally Street Guide:
 Albuquerque & Santa Fe (5th Edition)  

  Hidden New Mexico: Including
 Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos and the Enchanted Circle  <Hidden New Mexico: Including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos and the Enchanted Circle

We enjoyed the first part of the Enchanted Circle.

Albuquerque Remembered      Hispanic Albuquerque 1706-1846     

                            Bulldogs Forever: A History Of
 Albuquerque High School And A Memoir Of The Class
 Of 1954  <AHS Class of 1954

 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Poster Print  <Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Poster print  


   The Route 66 Traveler's Guide and Roadside Companion  Hogs on 66: Best Feed and Hangouts for Road Trips on Route 66   

 Route 66 Remembered   Route 66 Postcards: Greetings from the Mother Road   Route 66: The Highway and Its People  

 Route 66 Lost & Found: Ruins and Relics Revisited   

                                     Route 66 Rock Music Download                                     

 The World's Largest Map Store!   

 attractive calendars, dog items, and gifts 

The town of Mounrainair is about an hour from Albuquerque.  When I was a kid, we enjoyed trips to the Mountains.  We used to get a permit for Christmas Tree cutting.  I don't know if this is still allowed or not.

Beautiful views of Manzano Mountains and Cibola National Forest from Mountainair, NM

Homes, ranches, commercial property, and vacant land in the beautiful mountians in and around Mountainair, NM are offered by Dennis Fulfer, Realtor.  Avoid the rat race. 

Mountainair is located 10 miles from the geographic center of New Mexico.From Mountainair, you can reach many of the destination locations of New Mexico within a few hours. Santa Fe is only 2 hours drive to the north. Ruidoso is only 2 hours to the south. Albuquerque is only a 1 hour scenic drive away.

At an altitude of 6495 feet, the climate consists of cool summer nights and Indian Summer days. Winter snows are mild and are lasting only in the mountain areas

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