Dining Out and Saving Money. It’s a Real Thing!

Our Staycation Summer Has Rolled to an Abrupt End. Today.  8AM.  School. In an Attempt to Make this Summer Special, We Made Dining Out an Event. Little Mini-Adventures Close to Home. To Stay Close to the Hospital and Doctors and All-Things Medical. And On That Front We’re Moving Forward to Getting Well.  Yes.  Thank You. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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… […]

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 […]

Not Quite a Million Miles from Home

The Staycation Summer is in Full Bloom. Staying Close to Home by Day… Venturing Out for Evening Meals with a Zing of Adventure. We found a Perfect Spot…Just 10 Miles from Home…For an Adventure primed to Happen. The Range Café. I’ve posted about it before.  It’s always fun.  This time we ventured out to the […]

Beginnings

Celebrating New Year’s Eve.  With Kids. This Year We Tried Something Different… Have You Ever Booked a Room for a Celebration in Your Hometown Hotel? Be a Tourist without Airports or Road Trips. Enjoy the Hotel Amenities – Pool, Gym, Spa.  Room Service. It’s Reasonable if You Chose Wisely. Our Criteria was a Pool.  The […]