Road Trip?

Can You Guess the Restaurant? Perched on the Frontage Road of a Major Thoroughfare…You Can’t Miss this Spot. An All-In All-American Establishment. The Parking Lot is Filled with RVs, SUVs, Family Vans and Tour Buses. It is a Dining Experience Where the Menu is Extensive.  The Prices are Reasonable. And the Décor is Exactly a Mirror-Image […]

A Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ Hot Spot Adventure

Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ Fame was Here…Cecilia’s Café. In Albuquerque. Let’s Take a Lunchtime Stroll through Downtown to See What All the Hype is About. Just One More Block.  See the Red Awning.  That’s It. Cecilia’s Café. Found It.  A Tiny Family-Owned Café.   A Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ Dive. The Building is Adorned […]

Into the Deep Blue

Job Title:  Aquarium Diver. Job Description:  Swim with Fish.  Swim in Shark Tank. Feed Fish.  Check Fish for Injuries.  Clean Tank. Wave to Diners at Shark Reef Café. Only Those Who Enjoy Jumping into the Deep Blue Need Apply. I grew up on Long Island.  Living at the Beach.  Salt Water flows through My Veins. […]

Prepare to Be Amazed…The BioPark

The Albuquerque BioPark. A Trifecta of Gardens, Aquarium and Zoo with a Train that Connects All 3. An Annual Membership is Cost-Effective and Allows Residents to Stop By Any Time. For Visitors, The BioPark Is a Special Place to Visit to Be Amazed. On a Still Hot and Now Humid Afternoon, the Ladies Ventured Out to the […]

Eat in a Boat

Oh, a Sushi Bar with Tropical Grill. What I Wouldn’t Give. To Find One to Dine In On this Sagebrushed Hill. But Sadly, I Need to Get This Straight. When Living Life in the Desert, Tropical Fare Must Wait.   But Wait!  That’s Not True.  I’ll Tell You Exactly Why… I Found a Place for Shrimp in this Mountain High.   […]

A Breeze Through the Museum

Many Walk Slowly through a Museum, Reading Each Listing. Being Awe-Inspired.  Savoring Each Piece. Mr. Doodle is a Savorer of Fine Art. I Guess I Used to Be.  But with Kids, I’m Now a Breezer. You Know…Breeze through Each Room….Find Something that Catches Your Fancy…And Move On. With Kids in Tow. In Fact, It’s Really What Catches Their Fancy… […]

Are You a Tourist?

Old Town Albuquerque. A 5 minute drive for us, yet a Million Miles Away. A Spot where Everyone is a Tourist. And so on a STILL HOT…40 days of 100 degree craziness…We visited Old Town. To do what everyone does…Stroll, Take in the Shops, Eat and Stay Cool.   And a Late Lunch at Case de Ruiz […]

Take a Spin, I’ll Hold My Breath.

Wild Rides.  Thrills.  Spills. A Staycation Outing in the Heart of the City. To Celebrate a Birthday with Special Friends. At Cliff’s Amusement Park.  55 Years and Going Strong. An Institution for Family Fun in Albuquerque. Pay One Price.  Ride All Day. A Place where My Mom-Fear-Index goes through the Roof. I have the Parent-Non-Rider Wristband. […]

104 Degree Sunset

It’s Hot Here.  An Understatement. Ghastly Hot.  Heat that Comes with Warnings to Stay Indoors. With this Kind of Crazy Hot…Cooking is So Not an Option… And Certainly Wouldn’t Be as Much Fun as dining at The County Line. In the Foothills of the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque. These are the Early Dog Days of Summer…Let’s Cool […]

Be Our Guest…Be the Chef!

In the Steamy Days of Summer, Going Out to Eat always sounds like a Plan… As long as it’s Fun, Close By and Cheap. With 103 Degree Temps Outside, Heating Up the Kitchen Just Won’t Do. Here’s a New and Silly Place to Eat for the Dining Out Repertoire… Genghis Grill. A Build Your Own Stir Fry […]