Nathan and I made a spontaneous decision to drive down to Albuquerque for our third anniversary for a weekend trip…We had been planning on camping for our anniversary but there is a state wide fire ban in Colorado so we had to come up with a plan B. It was a really fun town with a great southwest vibe. We really liked the dry heat and pretty mountain views. The first day we went to Old Town, Albuquerque which is kind of the historic district of Albuquerque. There was a lot of neat adobo style buildings and cute shops there. The town was super colorful. We met some friends of ours for lunch and ate traditional new Mexican fare which is similar to Mexican food but served a little differently with lots of green chile! Later we visited Los Poblanos Historic Farm and Inn and walked around the Rio Grande River area. That night we drove up Sandia Peak to do some hiking on La Luz trail and watch the sunset, which was beautiful. The next day we went to Tia B’s Waffleria which is a must-eat place if you ever find yourself in Albuquerque. We spent the morning in a park called Tent Rocks National monument which is essentially a white sandstone slot canyon with some pretty rock formations at the top view. Noelle wasn’t up for the whole hike so we ended up just walking through the slot canyon portion which was really neat.