4/18/15 Saturday in Tijeras,NM (Hidden Valley-ROD)
This was a morning of accomplishments. I got the sheets washed/dried, crock pot chili cooking as John checked out our Ideal Rest (air mattress) problem. Earlier we’d tried to lessen the air because of our altitude but my remote kept reading Lo, whatever I did. He found out that the hoses that bring air from pump to mattress have broken connections. Both-that means neither of us are getting air into our side of the mattress. I’ve been struggling with mine since we’ve arrived here. We say I’m like the princess and the pea. I feel when the rig is not level way before John does. So it must be with our mattress condition. We did the research. We can’t order the parts until Monday. I also completed research and ordered our refrigerator freezer gasket. Wonder how my side of the bed will feel tonight.
Off for good times in Old Town. We were lucky to come upon an empty school parking lot near the Albuquerque Museum, so we parked there. John was trying to find the walking trail he’d read about. I had a strong pull to see the Museum, so eventually we found the front entrance (going all around it), asking them about the walking trail.
Lo and behold, they give the guided tour every day at 11 am. Naturally we’d missed that but she gave us the map to walk it ourselves. Then she let us know that every Saturday from 2-5pm they offer free admission to the Museum and offer music then as well. Since we had about ½ hour before 2, we took off on our walking tour. It’s of old buildings that still exist, but are mostly being used for different purposes now.
Then we enjoyed the fun in the North Plaza. It just happened to be a celebration for Albuquerque’s birthday! How fortunate could we have gotten?
After those good times we visited some shops, eventually buying some “Breaking Bad” blue crystal meth candy at the “Candy Lady”, who happens to have lots more “Breaking Bad memorabilia.
On to the Museum (we knew where the front door was this time), to ponder the galleries. John’s favorite was #6
Then listen to the musicians. They (Brazilian Bossa Nova) sang/played The Girl From Ipanema and other soothing, lilting, music that was SO relaxing. She sang all the songs with a breathy, smoky, flowing voice. Something like Nora Jones. His acoustic guitar playing was just as lovely and lyrical.
That “egg” she’s holding was a shaker, for a soft rhythmic sound.
Getting back home, we finished our good times with popcorn and our ready crock pot chili.