The Albuquerque Biological Park, often referred to as the BioPark, is made up of four separate facilities: an aquarium, botanical garden, Tingley Beach, and the Rio Grande Zoo. A small train system connects the four sections of the BioPark providing a fun and easy way to travel between attractions. Although we had a chance to tour […]

When I attended graduate school at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, many hours were spent at the iconic Frontier Restaurant.  Situated right across Central Avenue from the UNM campus, the restaurant used to be open 24 hours a day where it served as a meeting, studying, and feeding place for students. Although […]

American Alligator in the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo

As I started the second year of my blog, I enrolled in an online class with Capture Your 365.  One of the first assignments was to capture half of something.  This American Alligator sunning himself at the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo would have made a good submission!

While we do adore Berlin, the polar bear at the Kansas City Zoo, it was fun meeting twin brothers Kiska and Koluk at the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo in New Mexico over Spring Break. One of them acted like an 800-pound pet dog, tossing a toy across the Inukshuk Bay enclosure, sliding down into the water, and retrieving it. […]

For an updated look at Tucumcari, New Mexico, check out these posts on my new site, Everyday Wanderer Abandoned Westerner Drive-Inn Along Route 66 in Tucumcari Ranch House Cafe Along Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico   I’ll close out my series of March 2016 posts from Tucumcari, New Mexico with these three final shots […]

For an updated look at Tucumcari, New Mexico, check out these posts on my new site, Everyday Wanderer Abandoned Westerner Drive-Inn Along Route 66 in Tucumcari Ranch House Cafe Along Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico From a population of 8,500 and 2,000 hotel rooms at its peak during the hey day of Route 66, […]

For an updated look at Tucumcari, New Mexico, check out these posts on my new site, Everyday Wanderer Abandoned Westerner Drive-Inn Along Route 66 in Tucumcari Ranch House Cafe Along Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico The approximately 2,450 miles of pavement connecting Chicago and Los Angeles known as Route 66 is a fascinating piece of […]