A few days in Albuquerque

Working for Automattic is pretty great. Not only is the work fun and challenging, I also get to travel quite a bit. In the past few years, I’ve discovered San Francisco, Pune, Kauai, Dublin, and many other interesting places.

This month I added two more cities to my list: Madrid, Spain, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. I didn’t take many pictures in Madrid, but I know my colleague Donncha will keep adding more pictures from our trip to his photo blog in the next few months. 😊

I did, however, take a few pictures in Albuquerque.

We worked on different Jetpack projects for a week, but we also went on trips around Albuquerque. Our first trip was to the very impressive Very Large Array. A few days later, we woke up early and went on a hot air balloon trip. Yes, it was as beautiful as you imagine. 😊 We took off around 7AM, and flew above the Rio Grande and the city for about an hour. The sun was rising over the mountains in the horizon, and all we could hear was the noise of the balloon burner and dogs were barking as we were flying above houses in the suburbs of Albuquerque. We were the first in the air but as we were flying, we started seeing more and more balloons take off all over the city. By the time we landed, we could see about a dozen of balloons heading in our direction, following the wind. It was perfect. My colleagues Rich and Elio shared some great pictures on their blogs.

A few days later, we took a cable car (or tramway as they call it there) to the top of the Sandia Mountains (3 255 m). The mountains make for a beautiful scenery when you’re in Albuquerque, but it’s even better to go up there and admire the view from the top. Bring a jacket though; it was windy!

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3 replies on “A few days in Albuquerque”

Jerry Stevens says:

Gorgeous city. I’ve only driven through it. Thanks for the pictures!

Richard A. says:

Wow, ABQ was a lot greener than I remember it from when I went! Maybe it’s because of the time of year?

Jeremy says:

It looks greener from above, I think :)