Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Albuquerque, Home of Breaking Bad

When I worked for a post house in Hollywood, one of the Sony techs used to talk about buying a condo in Albuquerque... for 15 thousand dollars. That about sums it up. This was 2004 or 2005. 
Finally the leader of the Parade shows up. Things move at their own pace here, the parade was very, very late getting started.

This crazy float was about 20' high.  At one point it got hung up on the power lines we were all sitting under.

We are stuck here waiting for hideously overpriced Cummins repairs, and while we wait we're trying to find something redeeming about this town. So far a two-block plaza area with historical adobe buildings and the Dia de los Muertos parade have been the high point.

Day of the Dead parade

Sketchy characters abound.

One of the touristy things to do is the "Breaking Bad" tour. Great... exteriors from a show about cooking meth... Pass (although I would like to throw a pizza on the roof).

Maybe we haven't found the heart of Albuquerque, but not for lack of trying. For my California friends - it's like Riverside without the charm. The balloon festival is a big deal, but we missed it by a week. Can't wait to get back on the road.

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