"Well, if this is a lead-up to firing me, Little One, just get to it and start typing your WANTED: New biographer and life coach ad. Otherwise, make a suggestion for tonight's blog that will scintillate like the cliff hanger season ending of your favorite television series."
"We could talk dad into taking us hot air ballooning," WD suggested. "And show everyone the cool things around." "First, dear one, ballooning takes place in the early morning when you are still tightly crushed into my legs nestled in blankets. Second, the sound of the propane fire heating the air in the balloon's canopy makes you yowl with pain when you are on the ground MILES from the airborne balloons imagine what it is like right next to it. Third, what if something went wrong and you were carried off by the winds to far away lands? I would miss you uncontrollably."
"Maybe virtual ballooning?" she asked. "OK but remember you have to go where the winds take you!" So with WD at the helm and a basket full of White Dogs, we give you our view of virtual Albuquerque...
|The famous Scot's, groomer to the WDA, on Route 66, blocks from home.|
|The Duck Pond at the University of New Mexico (go Lobos) which is a part of neighborhood.|
|The bandstand at The Old Town Plaza|
|The BioPark: aquarium, zoo and botanic gardens. One of dad's first architecture projects when he came to ABQ was to design a fence for the parking lot areas. His design won awards and rave reviews...but is STILL waiting to be built, 15 years later.|
|Balloons often follow the course of the Rio Grande River|
|Our Sandia Mountains, so named because they glow Watermelon red at sunset.|
|This 30' high tiled car is an ode to the era of elegant motoring and Route 66|
|One of two neon "gates" that span Route 66 marking the beginning and the end of our neighborhood|