Restaurants, Vacation/Trip

Last Green Chile Stew @ Albuquerque Airport

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A cool sculpture

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This green chile stew is too hot!

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We needed to ease the heat in mouth.

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So many cute items

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Restaurants, Vacation/Trip

Adovada Quesadillas @ Super Local Drive-In

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Oh Oh! Did I misresearch? I was not sure this is the one we came for.

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It was a cute restaurant with a cute elder lady serving by herself.

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Guy was here!

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Mine: Carnitas Quesadillas $10
Last thing on my “To Eat” list was Adovada. The lady tells me that Adovada is same as carnitas. Really?

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Wow, this is best quesadillas in my life! “Adovada” is well braised and chunky.

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His: Fish Taco $10

Although my quesadilla was so delicious, I regret not going to a New Mexican restaurant and having sopaipilla & green chili stew for the last meal in NM.

Eli’s Place
6313 4th St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 345-3935
$$
★★★

Now we have two and a half hours left in Albuquerque.

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Going up again. A long line there. Shoot!

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Waited for 10 minutes. Since the line didn’t move at all, we shift to other way to enjoy.

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10 steps hike

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Not as nice as on the peak but it is good enough for us.

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Got close to trams and waved to kinds inside

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Photo opportunity

Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway
30 Tramway Rd
Albuquerque, NM 87122
(505) 856-7325
www.sandiapeak.com
$25 Adult Ride
★★★

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We still had time and relaxed at a local coffee house.

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Mexican Latte $3.95

Satellite Coffee
www.satellitecoffee.com
$
★★★

Vacation/Trip

Green Chile & Old Town Albuquerque

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Art piece on the wall in the dining at Inn

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Last breakfast buffet at Vanessie

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Fresh Fruit Crepe $5 (excluded from buffet)
It’s more like rolled pancake. Tastes good tho.

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Good bye Vanessie! A cozy and comfy place. Staff is so hospitable.

Inn at Vanessie
427 W Water St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 984-1193
www.vanessiesantafe.com
$$$
★★★★

Before taking off for Albuquerque, I asked him to stop by Whole Foods because I really wanted to check New Mexican Green Chile, fresh ones.

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There is no fresh NM green chile.

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A store attendant told me that frozen Hatch chile could be used for Green Chile Stew. Ah-ha!

I purchased 4 bottles of green chile sauce and a jar of roasted green chile 🙂

We spent the last day in Albuquerque. Here we are in Old Town.

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A unique candle shop
They sell Red & Green Chile Scented Candles! I almost bought it but he got sick because of the strong smell.

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Yellow Leaves Park

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Plastic Bottle Tree

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Restaurants, Vacation/Trip

First Night in Santa Fe

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Snacking before flight at LAX
We were kind of hungry for light lunch when looking at Carl’s Jr. near our gate. Carl’s Jr. is the nearest restaurant to our house in OC but I have missed it since moving to LA three years ago. Sharing a “Famous Star” combo. Mmmm good stuff!

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Finally taking off. Our flight was almost 2 hour delayed. LA is so bright. I was worried about my ear killing me but it was ok.

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Water and snack mix
Getting hungry. It’s dinner time.

Arriving at Albuquerque and picking up a rental car around 8:30pm. It would be an hour drive to Santa Fe.

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Our room for next three night in Santa Fe
Wow so New Mexico. Love it.

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Bathroom

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It’s already 9:40pm. We had a plan to eat out at a particular restaurant but they would close at 10pm. Called them to check. They welcomed us in.

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I wish I were in a best condition to try a flight of Tequilas from a list of 144 different Tequilas or even Margarita. I have been away from alcohol for more than two weeks since I got ear infection.

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Chips & Hot Salsa

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He enjoyed Tecate and I had just water.

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His dinner: New Mexican Taco Plate, Two chicken and one beef $11.50
I had a bite of both and it was pretty good.

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Sopaipilla
This is one of things on my “To Eat” list in New Mexico.

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My dinner: Green Chile Stew with Pork $6.95
This is on my list as well. These two make a perfect late night meal. Green Chile is absolutely spicy but flavorful and fruity. I instantly became a big fan of New Mexican Cuisine. I was not sure my ability to taste was fully back though.

Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen
555 W Cordova Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 983-7929
http://marias-santafe.com
$$
★★★★

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Dreamcatcher on the bed

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We fell in love with Santa Fe on the first night.