On our last weekend before we are wrapped up in RVs and Balloons at the Fiesta, we squeeze in a couple more day trips to local attractions. We thought 3 weeks of time here would be enough to see all the sights around Albuquerque, but we have not even come close to fully exploring this part of New Mexico. While scouting today we find the musical highway on Route 66, The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, the top of the mountain at Sandia Crest, and a long, undeveloped, primitive, dirt mountain road (aka New Mexico Highway 165) – because really what is a day trip without an off road ride?
The attraction that we enjoy the most today is the musical road which after 3 attempts, I am able to successfully record to share with you. I admit that part of the problem is my phone camera which refuses to record sound the first 2 times across, but I am so amazed that we actually hear a song I would have probably begged Storm to “do it again” even if the video had captured the experience the first time.
Please note: the windy portion of the video was filmed at Sandia Crest and due to extreme wind torture I misspoke – the mountains turn pink (not orange) at sunset and that is why they were named Sandia (watermelon) by the Indians. Here are a few additional pictures from our afternoon.