In the afternoon during the even hotter part of the day, we visited the balloon museum. Albuquerque is famous for the balloon festival they host every October, so not surprisingly they have built a museum to go with this worldwide interest. It was a well done museum where I learned that the first balloon flight was in 1783 in France and was witnessed by Ben Franklin. I didn't know balloon flight had been around that long. But perhaps what impressed us the most was the roadrunner we saw in the parking lot. Neither Ward or I ever remember seeing a roadrunner except in cartoons. (But no signs of a coyote.)
Until next time, here are a few pictures from today.
|San Felipe de Neri Church or in other words, The Church in Old Town.|
|Our trolley had the distinction of being the only trolley in the world with stucco on it.|
|A model of the Hindenburg at the balloon museum.|
|The roadrunner was running from shade spot to shade spot in the very hot parking lot.|