Albuquerque Day Two #1: Waffles, The Tram, The Temple, Bob’s Burgers

The morning of our second day in two dawned bright and sunny. Breakfast was at La Waffleria! A truly New Mexico themed place.

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A cute hipster place. Waffles of all sort.

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You order then you sit, so we lined up and tried to contain the uncontainable Lucas.

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After we ordered, we found that they had melted butter!!!



We sat out on the patio, and enjoyed the warm spring morning.



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Soon enough my breakfast came. I ordered the chicken and waffles, with a bottled coke. I got the green chili chicken gravey on the side, so I could eat my waffles how I liked. The breading is of the blue corn variety. It was so perfectly crunchy and crispy, and the meat so wonderfully tender and juicy…I think it was the best fried chicken I ever had. The waffle was quiet good too.

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The kids got the kids meals. Eggs with bacon and a waffle with whipped cream and strawberries. They both finished every bite of their breakfasts.

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Belle got the tres leches waffles with chocolate whipped creme.

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Adam the Huevos Rancheros waffle with fried eggs black beans and of course green chili. He got the green chiliĀ hollandaise on the side.

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Karl got a bacon waffle with chocolate whipped cream.

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Straight after breakfast we headed up to the Tram. We bought our tickets, and then spent a minute in the gift shop where were made some squished pennies, and got the kids eacha little “worry doll” that is a TINY little doll that you hold in your pocket or your palm to help you feel calm when you are worried.

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We got in line, and Lucas showed off his shirt.


Then up to the mountain we went.



The tram was slow until it wasn’t, and high, which made the kids very nervous. Good thing they had their dolls.

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The higher we got, the lower in the tram the kids wanted to sit.

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It was so lovely up there!



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The passing tram.

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Up at the top of the mountain. There was still snow, and although it was cool up there, I wasn’t uncomfortable, despite the fact that I was wearing flip flops.

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Oh my Lucas.


We walked around in the snow, which was fun and cute.

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But slippery and tricky.


And then there was a hill. I never fell, thanks to Adam.


Then to the edge to look over. Karl kept a tight hold on our little Lucas.


A lovely view.






One of the whole gang.

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Mirah was very happy to get away from the edge.


The winds were picking up, and so it was looking like the tram would be shutting down soon.

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We walked back together.


We can’t get this kid to look at the camera.

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They love their aunt Belle.

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Back on the deck, my feet were getting cold.

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Waiting for the Tram to arrive…it was quite blustery.

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Karl was flying.


The ranger’s hut on the point of the mountain.



The kids were more used to the idea this time, and were right up on the glass this time.

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The trip back was great we were right at the front of the window this time.

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Back safely on the ground, we checked out the ski museum with some cool artifacts.

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Like these old lift chairs.

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There were tons of cool pictures of how people used to get around on the mountain.


More old lift carts, and even cool old skis.

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While deciding on Lunch, the kids and Karl played around on the bear paw prints.

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Oh, and we got a full description of the Zia on the New Mexico Flag.

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On our way to lunch, we drove past the Temple.

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And we went to a local burger chain…Bob’s burgers.

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This location was a little smaller and less grand than most of the others, but it was perfect of our needs.

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Here we got our first Frito pie, and everything came with Green Chili on it. These are Green Chili fries. I got the Ranchero Burger, which came with green chili. It was SO spicy. They even had a taco burger, which was a burger that came in a hard taco shell instead of a bun.


A very fun lunch.

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