New Mexico Leg Of 2010 Tour


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iWARRIORWALK USA TOUR – STOP #4

ALBUQUERQUE WALKED ON AUG 21, 2010

On Saturday, August 21, 2010, I (Stanley Bronstein) walked for 5 hours in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The walked started out from the parking lot of the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque Intl Balloon Museum.

The walk was broken up into 2 parts.  The first was 3 hours prior to the museum’s opening at 10:00 AM.  Then my wife and I toured the museum.  After the tour, I walked another 2 hours on the trails around the museum and Balloon Fiesta Park.

Here is a short video of a roadrunner I happened to spot while on my first walk.

There are two podcasts from New Mexico.

The first is the podcast I recorded during my walk.

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The second is a short podcast recorded by Carol, one of the docents from the Balloon Museum.  This podcast tells us a little bit about the museum and its fantastic exhibits.

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The weather was just about perfect. It started out around 65 degrees and got up to 85 degrees by the end of the walk.

Afterwards, we drove roughly 7 hours to get to our next stop, Denver Colorado.

Here are pictures from the walks. Many of them show some of the exhibits at the Albuquerque Ballon Museum.

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Here are 5 fast facts about the state of New Mexico:

  • With a population density of 16 people per square mile, New Mexico is the sixth-most sparsley populated U.S. state.
  • Among U.S. states, New Mexico has the highest percentage of Hispanics, at 44 percent.  It also has the third-highest percentage of Native Americans after Alaska and Oklahoma.  The tribes in the state consist of mostly Navajo and Pueblo peoples.
  • The New Mexican landscape ranges from wide, rose-colored deserts, to broken mesas, to high snow-capped peaks.  Despite New Mexico’s image, heavily forested mountain wildernesses cover a significant portion of the state, especially towards the north.
  • The first-known inhabitants of New Mexico were members of the Clovis culture of Paleo-Indians.  Later inhabitants include Native-Americans of the Mogollon and Anasazi cultures.  By the time of European contact in the 1500s, the region was settled by the villages of the Pueblo peoples and groups of Navajo, Apache and Utes.
  • Congress admitted New Mexico as the 47th state in the Union on January 6, 1912.

Next stop, Denver, Colorado.