Explore This! Albuquerque, New Mexico

Filed in Explore This , The Quirky Lover Posted on November 28, 2011 @ 3:53 pm 8 comments


Today, we’re off to the south west part of the United States, visiting the city that Charley Davidson, of First Grave on the Right and Second Grave on the Left fame, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

When I think of this area, it is the blend of American culture with that of the area south of the border, in Mexico itself. Tex-mex food, mariachi music, and, of course, sombreros. How off base am I? Let’s look at some pics and see:

The Sandia Mountains

The wilds of nature seem not far at all from the city.

The Balloon Fiesta. What a view!

Well, no images of sombreros there, but anyone living in Albuquerque, I’d love to hear if it’s as festive as I imagine. Have any of you visited New Mexico? Can you vouch for it’s worthiness of being added to ‘must-see’ places? I hope you all enjoyed out brief visit to this lovely city.

About Jackie

Jackie is a quirky mom, living in Ontario, Canada. She's a bookkeeper by day and a book lover by night. She also blogs at The Novel Nation and writes occasionally for Heroes and Heartbreakers.

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  • aurian November 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    What great pictures, I would love to visit there sometime.

  • JenM November 28, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    I lived in Albuquerque for 6 mos. I wouldn’t say that it’s festive, but it is a beautiful place, assuming you like desert landscapes. The sunsets in New Mexico are unbelievable and you feel like you can see forever when you look across the mesas. Plus, New Mexico green chile is so yummy.

  • Melissa (Books and Things) November 28, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    It’s beautiful there. Make sure you also visit Santa Fe. It’s not too far and feels more quaint to me. Also, try southwest food. I love it (better than Tex Mex to me). So try some green chili sauce in your Mexican food restaurants. YUM!

  • Alisha November 28, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Could never quite spell the city’s name without looking for a dictionary. Always adding an extra e or leaving off a u. lol

    Absolutely stunning views, though.

  • Lori Strongin November 28, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    LOVE those pictures! I’ve been to Albuquerque several times before and these pics totally made me nostalgic. The people are so kind and the natural beauty just takes your breath away.

    I’m gonna have to read Charley’s books if he pulls in the gorgeous landscapes and culture of New Mexico into his books.


  • LSUReader November 29, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I have to admit, when I read Charley’s books, I thought Albuquerque was an odd choice for the Grim Reaper. But, with your photos, I get what she sees in the place! Thanks.

  • Herp Derpington March 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    The last picture is definitely not Albuquerque.

  • Thomas October 21, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    I just wanted to let you know that the photo of the bridge is actually from Japan. It is not in Albuquerque, NM, but rather the city of Sasebo, Japan.

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