Photo: John Fowler, Watermelon Mountain (Some rights reserved)
Albuquerque (Diné: Beeʼeldííl Dahsinil) is the most populous city in New Mexico and is located at the base of the Sandia Mountains along the banks of the Rio Grande River. It is 64 miles (100 kilometers) south of state capital Santa Fe.
Frontier Restaurant, an Albuquerque tradition located across from the University of New Mexico, serving great breakfasts, burritos, burgers, roasted green chile, homemade flour tortillas, fresh squeezed orange juice, and the famous Frontier Sweet Roll. All served from 5am until 1am, seven days a week.
The first week of October check out the International Balloon Fiesta, the world’s largest such gathering of hot-air balloons from around the globe.