Albuquerque, Old Town, Conference Environs
Photos from 2006 Conference in Albuquerque
If you have high speed internet, I recommend clicking the "Play slideshow" link at the top for full screen pics that dissolve at a lively clip.Craig's video presentation, giving the feel of the conference (and you can look for your kids in there).
Which will also lead you to...
Photoshop VersionCrystal's blog posts with photos
Begin with September 10, 2006 and read the several following.Flickr Group for Live and Learn Over 500 photos there as of 9/24/06
Those wanting to participate in this can make a free Flickr account and upload photos. Then you choose those to be shared with that list. Of if you have a Flickr photo album that's exclusively the Albuquerque Conference, I could link that directly, too.Kristin's Blog
Click on Live and Learn in the right column to see all the photos of the conference and New MexicoDeeann's Pix on Photobucket
Holly's photos of the dress-up funshop
Feel free to link from there if you want photos of your kids on blogs or wherever.Chris in IA
Blog entry with photosKim / snibbor
Including Explora, picnic, and some of what they saw in Oklahoma on the way home.Melissa / Multimomma
The link above is to the Wednesday post. From there you can go to "next" to get each day.Gail's photos of the tattoo field trip
Sylvia Toyama's Blog Entries with Photos:
Sleepy Teens by Zenmomma, on her blog (several photos, pretty sweet)
Jennifer Foltz photos
Check the blog entries for the end of September. There are three or four with lots of conference and New Mexico photos.
The moon will be full and waning through the conference, so don't forget to look up, especially those from lower, humid places. And try to see some sunsets. If there's a good one, don't hesitate to remind everyone to go and look. And with a ten-story hotel, there's a second chance to climb up and look at the sun go down AGAIN.
Things within very close walking distance (links will be added when possible):
the oldest part of Albuquerque (Here's a map.) Shops, restaurants, a plaza, historic church, music...
history and art, and there's a big sculpture garden outside you can see on the way to the playground at Tiguex park without going into the museum
National Atomic Museum
was on Kirtland Air Force base, until base access was limited a few years ago
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
dinosaurs, prehistoric this'n'that, geology, astronomy,
Explora!the photos at the website don't do it justice; it's wonderful
hands-on science and children's museum
and it's closed for revamping during the conference. DARN!
PLAYGROUNDSTiguex Park, right across from every museum listed above
Explora has an outdoor playground for young children
VERY short driving distance (or taxi or longer walk):
Rio Grande Zoo
Albuquerque Aquarium and Bio ParkThese are really close, but if a family walked, they'd be way too tired to walk back to the hotel, so I recommend an auto even though they're physically near.
Longer driving distance
Tramway to Sandia Crest (click on 'tramway' when that page opens), which can easly be done in just a couple of hours if you just want to go up, look around a bit and come back down (Mapquest says: 21 minutes, 15.08 miles)
Coronado State Monument , Small museum, archeological site, on the bank of the Rio Grande across from the town of Bernalillo, north of Albuquerque (Mapquest says 23 minutes, 21.10 miles)
ALL DAY:CAMPING/RV CAMPS (furnished by Pegge and then Jakesmome; thanks)Santa Fe , capital of New Mexico, 60 miles north, and while you could see the plaza and the Palace of the Governors in one day, if you want other museums it would probably take two days
This one is only 4.7 miles and less than 10 minutes away:
About 6.5 miles and 8 minutes away:
9 miles and 11 minutes away:
Isleta Lakes, no address, but this one looks about 10 miles away:
http://www.isletalakes.com/contact.htmlno website as of 2/06
KOA is 18.2 miles and 20 minutes away:
PHOTOS FROM the 2005 Live and Learn conference near St. Louis, MissouriThese aren't Albuquerque but can give people an idea of how the conference is in general, and for those who were there these should stir happy memories.
Pegge's Free Range Family report
Photos of LeaAnn, Brandon's mom:
Lots of teen photos, thanks to Beth/dietpeppers:
Dodd photos of talent show, museum and a few other things:
Kelli Traaseth's, Margaritaville, Homestarrunner :D, circles games and a few others:
Geri's, of which she wrote "56 photos from the conference, the best of the bunch...
(with my old Nikon FG film camera)"
Photos from the conference Geocache camera, from James and Robyn:
Taomom's Wild Things:
Claire, two sets, maybe with a few duplicates she says: