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!!!

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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.

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Then up to the mountain we went.

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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.

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

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

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A lovely view.

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One of the whole gang.

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Mirah was very happy to get away from the edge.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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RAWWW!!!

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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.

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A very fun lunch.

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