Thank you, Joy, for hosting me and a passel (bunch, group, horde) of our old friends! I'm sad to leave, but if I don't go, how will I come back?
Albuquerque is home to the Sandia Peak Tramway, located unexpectedly on Sandia Peak. Last night, we were located unexpectedly on Sandia Peak.
First, Lori and I scoped out the daytime sights while Joy toiled wearily at her J - O - B.
We told people it's not that we're afraid to go up, we just don't need to.
|...something something counterweight|
Later, I held down the couch and waited for Joy to stop W-O-R-K-I-N-G. Then we were up and away.
Joy recommends the sunset trip. It takes 14 minutes to get to the top. Also 14 minutes to get to the bottom. Coincidence? Definitely not.
Once you're at the top, you're free to stay as long as you like.
At one point of the ride, you are 960' above the ground.
If you are interested in TWA Flight 260, ask the guide about it when you get on; they're not allowed to mention it unless someone asks.
|Albuquerque city lights. Turn left, Bugs.|
If the mood is right, and conditions are right, and left is right, you can ski down the other side of the mountain from about 10,000 feet. I like my clumsy descents to be closer to sea level.
Today I'll leave, and then I'll be someplace else. More details later.