Denver to Albuquerque Road Trip Part.1

Over 1,000 miles,open roads as far as the eye could see, Break Bad locations and the largest Balloon Fiesta in the world. Not a bad way to spend three days.

The morning started with snow in Denver and lasted for the first hour heading south on 25. Once we hit New Mexico and got off the highway is when the adventure started.

The morning started with snow in Denver and lasted for the first hour heading south on 25. Once we hit New Mexico and got off the highway is when the adventure started.

The Team - 05 Infiniti G35 Coupe 6M / Me / Road trip and life partner who we will call B

Our next stop was to drive part of the Enchanted Circle before breaking off to see the Rio Grande and follow it south. As we got closer he hit roads more like the winding mountain roads here in Colorado.  Since its October we got to see some beautiful colors.

Infiniti G35 Coupe 6M enjoying the fall colors in new Mexico

The deciding point - Due to some poor planning on my part a section of our path ended up being a dirt (gravel) road that went down the side of the canyon. After stopping a nice couple in a Silverado I found it it was between 2-8 miles and was warned of large rocks in the road, on google maps it looked closer to the low end so we went for it. Part way down we had to stop and enjoy the view!

 

Slowly we made it down with out to much trouble other then weaving around the bigger rocks. It was worth it to hit a mostly abandoned stretch of road that ran along side the Rio Grande.

The next unplanned stop was at a BBQ place called Sugar's, it was getting into the afternoon and we had not eaten since leaving Denver. BBQ sounded to good to pace up even if it did seem a little sketchy at first, it ended up being the best food all trip. If you ever in Embudo, New Mexico you have to get the brisket burrito.

Our last stop of the day before getting to Albuquerque was a quick stop in Santa Fa, it was sort of cool, with more time or planning it would have been cooler i'm sure. 

Skipping a head the next day we went to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in the morning before searching out some Breaking Bad shoot locations. Photos from the Balloon Fiesta will fallow shortly in the next post.

308 Negra Arroyo Lane. The home of Heisenberg

A1 car wash - I needed to wash my car and it would have been cool but I have an issue with people driving/touching my car. 

The start of a new life

don't be late

Los Pollos Hermanos aka Twisters

Placing the tracker

Be sure to check out part two for Balloons!